Monday, 8 May 2017
Thus, synchronicity continues to operate or the gods want me to continue blogging. Many chance events occur as if the gods wanted a specific outcome. However, I will continue to regard the gods as a story that we tell ourselves until such time as these imagined beings begin to communicate more openly. Meanwhile, it is sometimes easy for readers of imaginative fiction to discern how the writers can gather material for stories from everyday experiences. Too much coincidence becomes unacceptable in fiction.
Anderson's Time Patrol series had progressed from time travellers' effects on history to chaos' effects on the timeline and synchronicity had also been mentioned. Maybe, if there had been further installments, this third concept could have been developed further. There is already some relevant dialogue. Keith Denison wonders whether his two experiences in divergent timelines were a coincidence. He has heard about "'...quantum probability fields, temporal nexuses.'" (The Shield Of Time, Part Six, 18,244 B.C., p. 362) Everard confirms that there is a body of theory on this issue.