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Final TOK Presentation- Coincidence!
Transcript of Final TOK Presentation- Coincidence!
The law of truly large numbers states that with a sample size large enough, any outrageous thing is likely to happen.
1. Real World Application/ Knowledge Question
- Judgment/ Reason
3. Concepts/Laws and Links
Brain at work
To what extent does perception affect our judgement when evaluating if an event is coincidental or not?
Thussheeta Singh and Fathima Shabnam
Table of Contents
- a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection
- the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted
- a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
- the perception of connections and patterns in information
Concepts/Laws and Links
Uri Geller's Mysterious Number 11 in Regards to the 9/11 Attacks
The Coincidences of 9/11 to the Number 11
New York City has
Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin Towers in 1993) has
George W Bush has
The two twin towers make an "
New York is the
The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number
Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 =
The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9 + 1+ 1 =
The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911. 9 + 1 + 1 =
The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was 254. 2 + 5 + 4 =
September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2 + 5 + 4 =
Type in capitals Q33 NY.
This is the flight number of the first plane to hit one of the Twin Towers.
Highlight the Q33 N
Change the font size to 48.
Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS
So, what does this all mean? How does the
Law of Truly Large Numbers
impact our perception of both the connections between JFK and Lincoln, and the 9/11 attacks?
Sounds the same forwards and backwards
Getting struck by lightning is an unlikely event.
However, Walter Summerford wasnt struck by lightning once, he was struck thrice and it never killed him.
Surprisingly, four years after his death, his gravestone was also struck by lightning.
It's not that surprising as he was an avid sportsman.
Apophenia and other laws, we see patterns, identify hidden connection and create our own meaning of what we believe as “coincidence”
Conclusions On Our Topic...
More final thoughts...
"Coincidence is logical" ~ Johan Cruyff
So, is it?
Real World Application/ Knowledge Question
just a coincidence