Spooky Coincidences? Frontiers Of Science: Coincidence Studies. Wednesday, 16 April 2014 By Tara MacIsaac Understanding coincidences can be useful for personal growth.
Coincidences may help you find your soulmate, a job opportunity, or even a lost dog. Tapping into their power requires a systematic study, says psychiatrist Dr. Bernard Beitman. Dr. He encountered coincidences in his life that piqued his curiosity as a scientist. “These coincidences were like strange places and I wandered into them,” he said. Dr. “I am a kind of invisible father of coincidence studies,” Dr. “I think one of the most important things I’ve learned from this is how people’s pre-formed concepts dictate their responses,” he said. But Dr. An important first step in establishing a field of study, especially around a topic so seemingly mysterious, is to create a solid description of the subject matter. Dr. Carl Gustav Jung (Wikimedia Commons) He has adopted and refined a few terms commonly related to coincidences, and coined a few of his own. The Power of Coincidence. Targ's research was impressive enough that the National Institutes of Health gave her $1.5 million to carry out two more distant-prayer studies, one on AIDS and another on glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive and almost inevitably fatal brain tumor.
In Europe and the U.S. there are approximately two to three new cases per 100,000 people annually. "It is a particularly gnarly disease from which people rarely recover," says her father, "and that's why she wanted to study it. " Two months later, Targ, who was 40, began fertility treatments: she and her fiance, physicist Mark Comings, wanted a family. That spring, however, she began finding it difficult to pronounce words with the letter "b," and one morning the left side of her face sagged. A high-resolution MRI revealed that she was suffering from a rapidly growing grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor. 67 Not Out: Top 10 Coincidence And Synchronicity Stories. When I started this blog the theme was mostly coincidences and synchronicity.
Since then I've wandered off into other directions but it's back to basics today. The following are the Top 10 Coincidence and Synchronicity Stories over the last year - based on the number of readers (hits) each has received. 1. Photo Taken Of Father Showed His Missing Daughter Michael Dick hadn't seen his daughter, Lisa, for over 10 years. This was since he had separated from his first wife.
6 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened. America's Freak Luck During the Battle of Midway The Battle of Midway may be remembered as one of the most spectacular naval battles in history and one of the huge turning points in the Pacific theater, but it started out as a pure clusterfuck for the Americans.
Despite going into battle with most of Japan's game plan in their pocket thanks to American codebreakers/Bothan spies, the U.S. Navy had little to show for it in the early hours of June 4, 1942. Just about every aircraft that took on the Japanese that day was destroyed, and all without delivering any serious damage. ‘The Improbability Principle:Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day’ by David J. Hand. By John A.
Adam February 21 ‘What are you doing here?” “Everybody’s got to be somewhere!” This exchange (as I recall, from the BBC Radio “Goon Show” in the 1950s) illustrates the first of the fundamental concepts espoused by David J. Hand in his latest book, “The Improbability Principle.” According to the author of this very engaging book, there are five strands (or “Laws”) contributing to the Improbability Principle: the Law of Inevitability, the Law of Truly Large Numbers, the Law of Selection, the Law of the Probability Lever and the Law of Near Enough.
Hand succinctly states it as follows: Extremely improbable events are commonplace. ’The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day" by David J. No doubt most people have experienced what we like to call amazing coincidences. Basically, probabilities and chance are counterintuitive. There are also other underlying principles at work. More Thoughts on Plotting: Coincidence - The Poisoned Pencil. This week, an essay by Poisoned Pencil Editor Ellen Larson on coincidence in ploting In the past week, I’ve had discussions with three different writers about the use of coincidence in plotting.
It’s a coincidence (right?) That the same subject came up three times in one week, but it’s not surprising that the topic is one that I regularly revisit in my work with writers, particularly with writers of crime fiction, where the emphasis is on plot. I’m generally the one who raises the topic in my communications with writers. That is not a coincidence. Below I mention a few examples of coincidence. Disclaimer: Your mileage may vary on what you consider coincidence. Coincidence on the Macro Level My pet peeve is the structure wherein two clearly separate plot lines, perhaps two cases a detective is working on, end up being connected. Garden Variety Coincidence.