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Book review: The Improbability Principle, by David J. Hand

I quite often have the radio on when I'm writing. Occasionally I hear someone say the exact word that I'm typing at that moment; sometimes it's quite an uncommon one. Believers in Jung's synchronicity theory would no doubt attach some deep significance to such coincidences, but I'm quite sure that they are simply that - coincidences. Hand's book deals with such events and seeks to show how statistical principles can produce them without the need for any spooky underlying forces. [More]

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John Floyd on :

It is amazing that perfectly rational people will encounter such a coincidence and ascribe a supernatural causality to the event.

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