A Statistician’s Approach to Coincidences, Part 4

We create coincidences in our minds.

A Statistician’s Approach to Coincidences, Part 3

Try as they might, statisticians can only come up with a hard to prove “law” to explain coincidences.

A Statistician’s Approach to Coincidences (Part 2)

Focusing on the apparent low probability of the current coincidence can cause us to incorrectly estimate its actual probability.

Statistician’s Approach to Coincidences: What Are the Odds?

Statisticians explain coincidences as random events. So they look for ways to explain why non-statisticians find other explanations.
Thunder Bay, Canada. Used with permission of Dan Hunt, MD.

The Promise & Problems of Probability in Coincidence Studies

The improbability of a coincidences attract our attention to them. How do we estimate their probabilities?

The Several Meanings in a Meaningful Coincidence

By taking apart coincidences and examining their qualities, we can more fully appreciate them.

Why Study Coincidences? Part 2

Meaningful coincidences can jolt us into examining our own minds and our relationship with the world in which our minds are immersed.

Why Study Coincidences? Part 1

Coincidences are useful in ways most people never consider. Once you become aware of them, you realize what a recurrent part of life they are. They are intertwined with so many of the things we hold to be important.

Jung’s Scarab as a Psychotherapeutic Technique

Jung’s patient described her dream of a golden scarab as Jung tried to break through her rigid rationality. As he fervently hoped for the unexpected, he responded to a tapping sound at his window and produced the world’s best known synchronicity.