The power of coincidence

Understanding the probability of things happening is, in my opinion, vital to critical thinking. Once you comprehend the numbers behind occurrences, you start to see that even the most remarkable of events were inevitable. This realisation is  a powerful mechanism for raising one’s consciousness.

Satisfactorily explaining how probability works can be difficult when placed on the spot in an argument, however. But it is a key conversation to be had when dispelling myths such as clairvoyance. One of the best explanations of coincidence is in the following video I have found by a Youtube user named Doug who publishes under the moniker of ‘QualiaSoup’. It’s a great piece of content and something I should keep handy on my iPod for the next time I am caught in an argument on the subject...

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