Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Asimov, Isaac (1979), The Planet That Wasn't, Sphere, Retrieved on 2011-09-12
Folksonomies: science fiction


12 SEP 2011

 People are Too Disbelieving of Coincidence

People are entirely too disbelieving of coincidence. They are far too ready to dismiss it and to build arcane structures of extremely rickety substance in order to avoid it. I, on the other hand, see coincidence everywhere as an inevitable consequence of the laws of probability, according to which having no unusual coincidence is far more unusual than any coincidence could possibly be.
Folksonomies: chance coincidence
Folksonomies: chance coincidence
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...and go to great lengths to construct rationalizations to explain it, when, in reality, a lack of coincidence would be an incredible coincidence.