Explain this SERENDIPITY and these COINCIDENCES?
john at faraway.com
Mon Jul 21 22:02:15 EST 2003
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> "John H." <john at faraway.com> wrote in message
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> > For example, some weeks ago I
> > was on the net and forgot to reconnect the phone line, it remained so
> > number of hours. Finally sitting down to rest I suddenly jumped up to
> > reconnect the phone because I remembered that I had left it
> > hadn't even stood up when the phone began ringing. Jane was on the phone
> > I hadn't spoken to her for a few weeks and that was the first time she
> > phoned in that period. Now what are the odds that at the very moment I
> > startled and reconnect the phone, she starts dialling and the phone is
> > reconnected just in time for it to ring?(10 secs out of 21days
> > X24hursX60minsx60secs... ) I related this event to some friends and and
> > told me how they often can anticipate their partner's phone calls. The
> > typical rationalist response is, "It's just a co-incidence." Stories
> > this are numerous by the way so it seems co-incidence is a prevalent
> > in the universe.
> What were you doing before remembering to connect the phone?
Watching the news.
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