Weird coincidences keep happening to me. My buddy, who is a math teacher, says it is all just the mathematical odds playing out.
I’m not always so sure.
Do you think the universe reveals things to us serendipitously, or are the things that happen to us just due to mathematical chance?
|Number 1||Pizza carried vertically.|
|Number 2||Pizza folded in half.|
|Number 3||Cathedral fire.|
This weekend I was up at the cottage with another family. To kill some time we went to one of the many scenic caves on the Niagara Escarpment. I paid the twenty-five bucks for my family to tour the geological features that we used to explore for free before the property owners got organized and set up a tourist trap.
While the kids climbed inside the caves, my lifelong buddy and I got into a discussion about the escarpment. Large pieces of rock have been breaking off of the escarpment for tens of thousands of years. I wondered what the odds were of a large piece breaking off while we were standing there. My buddy is a math teacher, so I asked him.
He said it was hard to say without more data but since it had been happening slowly over thousands of years, he didn’t think the odds of it happening while we were standing there were very high.
Later that day, back at the cottage…
We are all sitting around (drinking) when we hear a loud “BOOM”. I go to investigate. I think it is a car accident on the road or a large tree falling in the woods.
As I approach the road, I see this:
A massive rock fractured and crashed down only hours after discussing the odds of witnessing this very thing happening.