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Re: Psalm 46
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1689  Wednesday, 27 August 2003

From:           Al Magary <
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Date:           Tuesday, 26 Aug 2003 09:25:42 -0700
Subject: 14.1681 Re: Psalm 46
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1681 Re: Psalm 46

Much is made by conspiracy theorists and other obsessives of
coincidences.  A coincidence, it is thought, *must* be proof positive.

That is, however, an entirely fallacious approach to assembling a body
of proof, for we live in a very complicated universe in which it would
be a utterly impossible if there *were* no coincidences.  The universe
is awash in information that is duplicated, quadruplicated,
octuplicated...  Vast books such as the Bible and Finnegans Wake can be
used to prove anything.

Skepticism is the best single tool for both the scholar and the web
surfer.

Al Magary

PS--Coincidentally, I have a cousin of the same name.  Comments and
theories about this are welcome.

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