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Unformatted text preview: eing correct, when in fact that likelihood is quite low. The reason for this is explained in Chapter 18 under the heading of “The confusion of the inverse.” Chapter 18 A coincidence is defined as a surprising occurrence of two or more events that is perceived as being meaningful even though the events have no apparent causal connection to each other. A classic example of a coincidence is getting onto a plane and finding that you have a close connection with the person in the seat next to you. Maybe you went to the same grade school. Your reaction might be: “What’s the probability of that happening?” And the answer is: not very high. But the more relevant question is: 2 “What’s the probability of having SOMETHING in common with the...
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