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The Luck Factor: Why Some People Are Luckier Than Others and How You Can Become One of Them by Max Gunther

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Chapter 3: The Synchronicity Theory

We have noted before that coincidences prove everything and nothing. We may find it enlightening, however, to look at two more of them at this point. Having looked at them, we will analyze them in the light of a third science-oriented theory about the workings of luck.

This third theory has been given various labels by various of its proponents. Some have called it "synchronicity," some "seriality," some "the clustering effect." To avoid confusion let's settle on one: synchronicity.

Synchronicity has gained less scientific respect (to put it kindly) than either the randomness theory or the psychic theories. As a matter of fact most randomness people would argue that the synchronicity theory doesn't belong ...

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