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Thread started 11/19/18 3:21pm

free2bFreeda2

Why do bad (and or good) things come in threes?

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https://www.google.com/am...in_thr.amp

most recent example



1.
: https://en.m.wikipedia.or...ire_(2018)

The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.[4] It is also the deadliest wildfire in the United States since the Cloquet fire in 1918, as well as the seventh-deadliest U.S. wildfire overall. Named after Camp Creek Road—its place of origin—the fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County, in Northern California.

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2.
: https://en.m.wikipedia.or...ire_(2018)

The Woolsey Fire (named after Woolsey Canyon Road) is a destructive wildfire burning in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties of the U.S. state of California. The fire ignited on November 8, 2018, and has burned over 98,362 acres (39,806 hectares) of land

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3.
: https://en.m.wikipedia.or...s_shooting

At approximately 11:20 p.m (20minutes before - next day November
november 8, 2018) in Thousand Oaks, California, United States, at the Borderline Bar and Grill, a country-western bar frequented by college students.
Thirteen people were killed, including a police officer and the perpetrator, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Ten to twelve others were injured.
Police identified the perpetrator as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a United States Marine Corps veteran.

i mean what is so weird imo about this event-3 occurrence, is that the majority of the event thing usually happens over a 2 to 5 day span.
however this pattern 3-even all happened on the same exact date (except #3 if one wishes to get technical over a 20 minute date gap).
seems this anomaly could kinda leave one in a befuddled state of mind if one were to thonk about it on that level.

do you know about any 3-event occurrences that you have noticed in the past?
(occurrences don't have to have happened on the same exact date,,,,,just within a few days of the same month)
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Reply #1 posted 11/19/18 3:37pm

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They don't. If 2 people die, and then a few weeks later, another person dies, you always get someone who'll say, "death comes in threes". But if you wait long enough, you could easily say that it comes in fours or fives. There's nothing mystical about coincidences.
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Reply #2 posted 11/19/18 5:37pm

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The fires are totally unrelated to the gunman.

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Reply #3 posted 11/19/18 6:42pm

free2bFreeda2

purplethunder3121 said:

The fires are totally unrelated to the gunman.


there is no statement made about any relative connections, just a mention of the date and three impactful occurrences all happening on the same date in the same state.
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Reply #4 posted 11/19/18 9:06pm

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they don't if you look for a pattern you will find one... that is all there is to it... it is all in our imaginations.

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Reply #5 posted 11/19/18 9:09pm

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EmmaMcG said:

They don't. If 2 people die, and then a few weeks later, another person dies, you always get someone who'll say, "death comes in threes". But if you wait long enough, you could easily say that it comes in fours or fives. There's nothing mystical about coincidences.

yeah, if someone is LOOKING for a pattern they will either include things that do not really fit (like fires and shooting) or stop just counting at 3.

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #6 posted 11/19/18 11:24pm

free2bFreeda2

so basically it's just coincidental?
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Reply #7 posted 11/20/18 9:12am

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EmmaMcG said:

They don't. If 2 people die, and then a few weeks later, another person dies, you always get someone who'll say, "death comes in threes". But if you wait long enough, you could easily say that it comes in fours or fives. There's nothing mystical about coincidences.


Exactly. Just because three famous people die in a short amount of time doesn't mean it happens in threes. There is an average of 7400 deaths per day in the United States. That's 308 per hour, every day. So the "comes in threes" thing is just ridiculous. People love a trilogy or a set of something. Even God split himself into three beings. There is no great force or mystic shit happening in threes. To try and lump a gunman in with two fires is the biggest stretch of the "in threes" nonsense I've seen yet.

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Reply #8 posted 11/20/18 9:15am

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

they don't if you look for a pattern you will find one... that is all there is to it... it is all in our imaginations.



Exactly. It's perception.

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Reply #9 posted 11/20/18 9:49am

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https://abcnews.go.com/Te...amp;page=1

Why Do We Believe That Catastrophes Come in Threes?

Michael Jackson's untimely death coupled with the deaths of Ed McMahon and Farrah Fawcett in the same week revived the belief of many that celebrity deaths, plane crashes and all manner of catastrophes come in threes. The persistence of this belief is difficult to explain since the case for it is so easily demolished.

After all, every recurrent phenomenon must come in threes. All we need to do is wait for the third one to occur. If Michael Jackson hadn't died, we would simply wait for another celebrity to die.

Given how many people we tend to elevate to this status, this shouldn't take long. Billy Mays and Gayle Storm, for example, died as I wrote this.

Or we could go back in time.

If Jackson hadn't died, then believers could point to the deaths of David Carradine, Ed McMahon and Farrah Fawcett as illustrating their claim. The death-in-threes claim is empty and uselessly flexible in at least two senses. Not only is the time frame unspecified, but so is the definition of celebrity.

The game is meaningless but sometimes addictive. What about U.S. senators and sexual peccadillos? We have Craig, Vitter and Ensign. Or we can play it with governors. Here we have Spitzer, McGreevey, and Sanford.

If there aren't yet three, we can loosen the job constraints or lengthen the time spans; if there are more than three, then we can tighten the job constraints or shorten the time spans.

Triaphilia, Why the Persistence?

The tendency to want to hold on to the three connection is strong in many areas of life.

Why? One reason might be a sort of number mysticism. Three is the first odd prime number, the triangle is a stable shape, in our base 10 system, the fraction 1/3 is .3333333…, et cetera.

A second more compelling reason might be psychological, perhaps deriving from the structure and limited complexity of our brains.

The appeal of the trinity in Christianity and other religions, the philosophical triad of thesis, antithesis and synthesis, and even the setup of many jokes seem to stem in part from a natural resonance with the number three. (A priest, a minister and a rabbi go into a bar and ..., or a physicist, an engineer and a mathematician are asked how to … .)

People Naturally Seek Patterns

A related third reason might be the fact that people are naturally pattern-seeking, and searching for and labeling triads, even if pointless, can give people a sense of control as only mumbo-jumbo, hocus-pocus, and flapdoodle can.

Michael Eck's Web page, The Book of Threes, is replete with countless examples of the ubiquity of threeness.

To get back to Michael Jackson (with due acknowledgement that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the "Big Bopper" all died together in a plane crash in 1959, and that Jimmy Hendrix, Janice Joplin and Jim Morrison all died with weeks of each other in 1970, et cetera), the fact is that deaths (celebrity or otherwise) are like births, a random Poisson process that regularly gives rise to clumps of people being born together or dying together.

It's well-known that in a group of only 23 people, there is a 50 percent probability that two of them will share a birthday (or a deathday), not necessarily in the same year.

If we stipulate the same year, then the probability falls, of course, but if we allow for birthdays in the same week of the year, the probability rises, and if we consider not 23 but thousands of celebrities of one sort or another, it rises much more. The bottom line is that these celebrity deaths in a relatively short time span are not unusual.

Three Puzzles Involving Number Three

Building on this triplebolic mood, I'll end this section by mentioning three puzzles involving the number three. They are among the oddly many such three-puzzles.

One is the Monty Hall 3 door problem, which I discussed in an earlier Who's Counting column.

The second is the 3 hat problem, which I also described in another earlier column.

And the third is the following: Approximately what percent of positive whole numbers contain the digit 3. Some numbers, like 24, 91 and 475, do not contain a 3, but many of them, like 13 and 783, do contain one. The answer is below.

Answer: Almost all whole numbers contain every digit because almost all are more than, say, 1,000 digits long. Any number that long or longer will almost certainly have 3's, 5's, 8's, and every other digit in it.

Numbers and the Iranian Election

A postscript on the Iranian election: In addition to the resonance many people have for the digit 3, there are affinities and aversions to other digits as well.

In fact, when asked to pick digits randomly, people tend to choose 3 and 7 more often than would occur if the digits were randomly generated.

Moreover, when asked to pick a string of random digits, people tend to choose adjacent digits such as 45 or 89 more often than would occur randomly.

Examining the last digits and the last pairs of digits of the vote totals from various electoral districts in Iran, Bernd Beber and Alexandra Scacco of Columbia University recently concluded that both these tendencies were manifest in the official results.

Since the last digits of the various districts' vote totals would be randomly distributed in a fair election, they inferred that these totals were fabricated by the authorities.

There is some question, however, whether these deviations from randomness are quite as statistically compelling as the authors argue. This, of course, does not mean that the election was not stolen as most threedom-loving people believe.

John Allen Paulos, a professor of mathematics at Temple University, is the author of the best-sellers "Innumeracy" and "A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper," as well as (just out in paperback) "Irreligion: A Mathematic...t Add Up." His "Who's Counting?" column on ABCNews.com appears the first weekend of every month.

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Reply #10 posted 11/20/18 10:24am

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A cliche I say from time to time, but not a belief. I wish tragedies only happened in 3's the world would be a much lovlier place. Just three things happen and then the rest be smooth sailing.

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Reply #11 posted 11/23/18 10:46am

luvsexy4all

the holy trinity is trying to be negated by the devil...thats why 3's also come in evil

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Reply #12 posted 11/23/18 2:16pm

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Image result for the count  one two three gif

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