A poor understanding of probability leads many people to put forward supernatural explanation for events that are far more common than they
think. This video shows how probability theory is sufficient to explain even seemingly remarkable coincidences.
The larger number of observations that can be considered in an singular event (numbers, names, colors, shapes, dates etc), the more probabilities will
result between "observation" and "event". It's basic mathematics.
I put this in Education, since I thought it would help define the word coincidence and give people a more broad understanding of how the most
remarkable events will have more and more similarities the more you you look into the matter.
For fun let's see how many people have coincidences to the following info I give about myself:
Birthplace: Colombia, South America
Resides in: New Jersey
Part Time: Graphic Design
Favorite Color: Blue
Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, Music Appreciation, Surfing, Skateboarding, Painting, Guitar
Live in: Condo
Pets: 2 Cats
Favorite Movie: Contact
Favorite Musician: Gwar
Musical Preferences: Jazz, Blues, Classic R & B, Rock, Metal and Classic Country
Hair: Long Brown
Car: American Made Ford
Gun Owner: Yes
Fears: Drowning, Flying and CLOWNS!!!!
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Drink: Green Tea
How many coincidences do you have with me?
Please remember that the subject matter as corny as it may seem are just variables (observations) in an equation that translates the same to any other