Tuesday, January 6, 2009

THE ROOTS OF COINCIDENCE

I remember reading the book, The Roots Of Coincidence by Arthur Koestler. This book deals with theories of parapsychology,esp,and synchronicity among other issues. Sting of the band The Police was a reader of Koestler and named two of the band's records after Koestler books; Synchronicity in reference to The Roots Of Coincidence, and The Ghost In The Machine, another Koestler book.

What I remember most from this book is that Koestler talks about the Law of Large Numbers where seemingly random events can become predictable. Koestler gives an example that in London, England each day out seven million residents approximately seventy people are bitten by dogs.