Thursday, March 25, 2004

Two favorite words

No, this is not that post

These are two of my favorite words, though there is a running list in my head of others, with more being added all the time. That might make a Monday question- sort of an unconscious mutterings, but backwards.

The words I was thinking about?

: interaction of discrete agencies (as industrial firms), agents (as drugs), or conditions such that the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects

I know this effect and am learning more about it all the time!

And the second word:
1 : the quality or fact of being synchronous
2 : the coincidental occurrence of events and especially psychic events (as similar thoughts in widely separated persons or a mental image of an unexpected event before it happens) that seem related but are not explained by conventional mechanisms of causality -- used especially in the psychology of C. G. Jung

Main Entry: syn•chro•nous
1 : happening, existing, or arising at precisely the same time

The number of seemingly unrelated events that had to occur to get here is enormous. If I were calculating the odds, my guess is the state lottery has better ones.

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