11:11 (numerology)

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Some numerologists and New Age philosophies[1] believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than can be explained by chance or coincidence[2] and is an example of synchronicity. Some authors claim that seeing 11:11 on a clock is an auspicious sign.[citation needed] Others claim that 11:11 signals a spirit presence.[3][4] However, skeptics say that Uri Geller's examples of 11:11 phenomena in world events are examples of post-hoc reasoning[5] and confirmation bias.[6]

Significance in dates[edit]

For various reasons, people ascribe different kinds of significance to dates and numbers; for example, the date of November 11, 2011, or "11/11/11", showed an increase in the number of marriages taking place in different areas throughout the world, including the U.S.[7] and across the Asian continent.[8] Many females were pregnant at this time, and babies born on this date also received special media attention.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Do you see 11:11?". 11:11 Spirit Guardians. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  2. ^ Geller, Uri. "The 11:11 phenomenon." 2006. Web. 22 Dec. 2014.
  3. ^ Solara (1992). 11:11: Inside the Doorway. Charlottesville, VA: Star-Borne Unlimited. ISBN 1-878246-05-4.
  4. ^ George Barnard (2004). The Search for 11:11: A Journey into the Spirit World. Australia: 11:11 Publishers. ISBN 0-9577889-6-7.
  5. ^ "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".
  6. ^ "The law of truly large numbers". Archived from the original on 2 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-21. The law of truly large numbers says that with a large enough sample many odd coincidences are likely to happen.
  7. ^ Basu, Moni. "11/11/11: 'Ones' in a lifetime". CNN. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  8. ^ Savadove, Bill. "11/11/11 spells marriage and magic". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 12 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  9. ^ Murphy, William. "11/11/11 baby born at 11:11 a.m. on LI". Newsday. Retrieved 2011-11-11.

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