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Just How Meaningful Is Coincidence Beyond the Statistics?

Lightning can strike twice and people do call just when you’re thinking of them — but are such coincidences meaningful?

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Cody Delistraty

In the 1920s, one of Carl Jung’s female patients proved particularly frustrating to him — notwithstanding her ‘excellent…

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Aeon Magazine

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Aeon asks the big questions and finds the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society and the arts.