Coincidences cluster around preoccupations and no doubt we were obsessed, but when one day, while stopping people in the street to ask their birth dates as part of a probability experiment, we bumped into a man who had dedicated his whole life to synchronicity, it began to feel as though we could make them happen at will. Instead of writing books we should be buying lottery tickets!
Remembering that you're 20 times more likely to be hit by lightning than to win the lottery, we got on with the book. It's a small world, but as comedian Arnold Brown says, "I wouldn't want to paint it."
Long odds make coincidences all the more intriguing. It's the way events and objects hone in dramatically and sometimes mischievously on the very thing you are thinking about that beguiles first of all, yet as we were soon to discover, this is also a subject with enormous cultural, scientific and mathematical fascination. Not to mention coincidence jokes...
Didn't realize how many amazing coincidences there are in the world. Thoroughly fascinating from first to last page loved it!Published 3 months ago by wobbly duck
This book lulls you into a false sense of security with sections on statistics and mathematical models (and the chapters on these are OK), but ends up giving as much weight to... Read morePublished on 20 July 2011 by Al
If you are considering buying this, then I presume that you are interested in what may lye BEYOND coincidences, not just coincidences themselves. Read morePublished on 7 Jan. 2009 by Summers
This would make a good birthay or christmas present for adults over the age of around 25. I would know being 24, left handed and female. Read morePublished on 28 Aug. 2004 by Miss D Longley