[ExI] Language: Coincidence

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 23:16:49 UTC 2007

On 5/30/07, Anna Taylor wrote:
> I'm trying to understand the correlation between
> awareness and coincidence.
> The latin word for coincidence is "in, with, together
> to fall on".  Wiki's first defined statement is the
> noteworthy alignment of two or more circumstances
> "without" obvious causal connection.  How is that
> possible?  Why would it be noteworthy if there wasn't
> a causal connection? I'm trying to understand
> "coincidence" better and would like some help on this
> issue if anybody has some free time.  Any ideas,
> theories or suggestions of the correlation above would
> also be appreciated.

You might like this:

20 Most Amazing Coincidences

For example ------

No 17.  A writer, found the book of her childhood
While American novelist Anne Parrish was browsing bookstores in Paris
in the 1920s, she came upon a book that was one of her childhood
favorites - Jack Frost and Other Stories. She picked up the old book
and showed it to her husband, telling him of the book she fondly
remembered as a child. Her husband took the book, opened it, and on
the flyleaf found the inscription: "Anne Parrish, 209 N. Weber Street,
Colorado Springs." It was Anne's very own book. (Source: While Rome
Burns, Alexander Wollcott)


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