By Martin Plimmer, Brian King
Publish yr note: First released January 1st 2004
Ever ask yourself what the chances are of being struck through lightning?
Or profitable the lottery?
Or assembly anyone from Timbuktu with an identical heart identify as you?
Beyond Coincidence recounts and analyzes over two hundred awesome tales of synchronicity, the likes of:
• Laura Buxton, age ten, releases a balloon from her again backyard. It lands a hundred and forty miles away within the yard of one other Laura Buxton, additionally age ten.
• sisters in Alabama come to a decision, independently, to go to the opposite. En course, their exact jeeps collide and either sisters are killed.
• A British cavalry officer used to be scuffling with within the final 12 months of worldwide warfare One whilst he was once knocked off his horse by way of a flash of lightning. He was once paralyzed from the waist down. the fellow moved to Vancouver, Canada the place, six years later, whereas fishing in a river, lightning struck him back, paralyzing his correct part. years later, he was once sufficiently recovered to take walks in a neighborhood park while, in 1930, lightning sought him out back, this time completely paralyzing him. He died quickly after. 4 years later, lightning destroyed his tomb.
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Extra resources for Beyond Coincidence: Amazing Stories of Coincidence and the Mystery and Mathematics Behind Them
In this way these savage peoples have actually preserved for us what we are seeking today. Cave drawings in Kohistan, France, North America and Southern Rhodesia, in the Sahara and Peru, as well as Chile, all contribute to our theory. ) walls painted with many thousands of pictures of animals and men, including figures in short elegant coats. They carry sticks and undefinable chests on the sticks. Next to the animal paintings we are astonished by a being in a kind of diver's suit. The great god Mars—so Lhote christened him—was originally over 18 ft high; but the 'savage' who bequeathed the drawing to us can scarcely have been as primitive as we should like him to be, if everything is to fit neatly into the old pattern of thought.
An optical illusion! To our present way of thinking what he saw was one of those special vehicles the Americans use in the desert and swampy terrain. Ezekiel observed that the wheels rose from the ground simultaneously with the winged creatures. He was quite right. Naturally the wheels of a multipurpose vehicle, say an amphibious helicopter, do not stay on the ground when it takes off. ' The narrator heard this voice and hid his face in the ground in fear and trembling. The strange apparitions addressed Ezekiel as 'son of man' and wanted to talk to him.
We read in astonishment that he lay like lead on Enkidu's body and that the weight of his body seemed to him like the weight of a boulder. Page 42 Even if we grant the old story-tellers a fertile imagination and discount the additions made by translators and copyists, the incredible thing about the account still remains: how on earth could the old chroniclers have known that the weight of the body becomes as heavy as lead at a certain acceleration? Nowadays we know all about the forces of gravity and acceleration.
Beyond Coincidence: Amazing Stories of Coincidence and the Mystery and Mathematics Behind Them by Martin Plimmer, Brian King