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11-10-2015, 01:52 PM
RE: Coincidence messes with my mind
damn the universe is slow to act.

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11-10-2015, 02:15 PM
RE: Coincidence messes with my mind
(11-10-2015 12:34 PM)pablo Wrote:  Would he have gotten the moose that day if you hadn't wished for it?
Weren't you wishing for it prior to it actually happening?
The idea that you made the wish in the first place is setting you up for something that seems more than a coincidence.

Yep, we always forget the other 1000 times that wishes didn't come true, don't we?

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11-10-2015, 08:46 PM
RE: Coincidence messes with my mind
Leonard Mlodinow has a good book titled "The Drunkard's Walk", which addresses this habit of humans. If you read this book, it helps close the door on the "god did it" causality mistake of coincidences.
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11-10-2015, 08:50 PM
RE: Coincidence messes with my mind
(11-10-2015 12:23 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(11-10-2015 12:20 PM)quoin Wrote:  The butterfly effect has always made a lot more sense to me than the idea of god or magic voodoo. It was what finally made me stop trying to believe in the idea of god that my mother's church tried to convince me existed.

But it is always interesting to observe my own mind do its own little evolutionary attempt to create patterns where none exist.

But little stupid voice says: Don't forget, we were at the Smiling Moose deli when I got the text. Has to be something there. Has to be.

Bet the moose he shot wasn't smiling...so there's that. Tongue

Well not any more it ain't.

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11-10-2015, 08:54 PM
RE: Coincidence messes with my mind
(11-10-2015 08:50 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(11-10-2015 12:23 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Bet the moose he shot wasn't smiling...so there's that. Tongue

Well not any more it ain't.

Unless he used a good taxidermist.

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11-10-2015, 09:07 PM
RE: Coincidence messes with my mind
(11-10-2015 08:54 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(11-10-2015 08:50 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  Well not any more it ain't.

Unless he used a good taxidermist.

Touché, salesman.

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12-10-2015, 04:05 PM
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(11-10-2015 08:54 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(11-10-2015 08:50 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  Well not any more it ain't.

Unless he used a good taxidermist.
That would give me nightmares. Imagine a moose head grinning at me from above the head board.

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