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In numerology, some New Age believers often link 11:11 to chance or coincidence. It is an example of synchronicity. For instance, those who are seeing 11:11 on a clock often claim it as an auspicious sign or signaling a spirit presence.
Post-hoc reasoning and confirmation bias provides a context for such claims, and skeptics have pointed out that the assertions of people like Uri Geller that 11:11 is somehow important in world events do not hold up to even cursory scrutiny.
Significance in dates
For various reasons, people ascribe different kinds of significance to dates and numbers. For example, "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month," 11:00 a.m. (Paris time) 11 November 1918, when the armistice ending World War I came into effect.
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- "Uri Geller". Skeptic Report. Archived from the original on 8 October 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2009.
On his web site, Uri Geller has a list of things he connects with the number 11. He believes this number to be all-important. E.g. he attaches meaning to the fact that some people have noticed their clocks sometimes show the numbers "11:11".
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The law of truly large numbers says that with a large enough sample many odd coincidences are likely to happen.
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