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Originally posted by Druscilla
reply to post by GermanShep
It has a name: Apophenia
or False Pattern Recognition.
There are various forms and interpretations of False pattern recognition common on this site with Pareidolia, Synchronicity, Type I errors and many other common fallacies misinterpreted as having more significance or any significance at all.
We're also pattern recognition machines. Would you attach as much significance to it if 11 was expressed only as a roman numeral; XI ?
Consider also Hefficide's suggestion regarding OCD.
I'm not the only person that has agreed.
Originally posted by SpearMint
I bet you see a lot of others numbers as well, you just notice recognisable ones like 11:11. This happens all the time.
Originally posted by GermanShep
I know the whole phenomenon but I can't stop seeing 11... 11:11, 9:11, 5:11 etc.... What does it really mean and why am I seeing it multiple times a day in every variation?
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