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A Collective Request

25 Sep

Numbers are constant. Until they’re not. Our inability to influence outcome is the great equalizer. Makes the world fair. Computers generate random numbers in an attempt to glean meaning out of probability. Endless numerical sequences lacking any pattern. But during a cataclysmic global event – tsunami, earthquake, the attacks of 9/11 – these random numbers suddenly stop being random.

As our collective consciousness synchronizes, so do the numbers. Science can’t explain the phenomenon, but religion does. It’s called prayer. A collective request, sent up in unison. A shared hope. A fear relieved. A life spared. In times of tragedy, times of collective joy – in these brief moments, only this shared emotional experience can makes the world seem less random.

Maybe it’s coincidence. Or maybe it’s the answer to our prayers.

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in Random Thought

 

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