Reality Is Normal

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I'm not so sure it's really true that "not one unusual thing has ever happened". There have been a lot of opportunities for extremely improbable events to take place. There are about six billion people on Earth; if a "miracle" is an event that has a one in a billion chance of happening to someone on a given day, then you can expect an average of six miracles to happen every day. And the universe itself is both very big and very old. It is indeed true that not one impossible thing has ever happened, but I'd be very surprised if merely "unusual" events are forbidden. --CronoDAS 21:31, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Of course it's not literally true; it's a poetic way of saying that things are normal or unusual only insofar as they actually occur frequently or infrequently, that the point of expectations is to predict reality, and so insofar as your expectations are wrong, they need to be recalibrated. --Zack M. Davis 22:46, 13 November 2009 (UTC)