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Just Odds: A Guide to J.E. Littlewood's Law of Miracles

How and Why Strange Things Happen at Least Once Every 35 Days in Your Life
Narrated by: Steve Stansell
Length: 21 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Philosophy

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According to Littlewood's Law of Miracles (based on the theory of large numbers and probability), you should expect something truly unusual to happen every 35 days - so strange, in fact, that it will look like a miracle. This book explains how the improbable is probable by focusing on desultory decussation (where two random events from an interesting intersection - a synchronicity) and Littlewood's work in number theory at Cambridge University in the last century. Also explains such concepts as apohenia and patternicity.

©2018 David Christopher Lane (P)2018 MSAC Philosophy Group

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