This Girl's Voice

Tuesday, February 04, 2003  

•• anomolies and tragedies ••

yesterday morning, my friend Steven emailed me the following observation:

"So, I'm reading through some of the coverage this morning of the horrible avalanche tragedy . Truly heartbreaking when you see that these kids were all real overachievers likely to make some kind of impression in the world. They were from Strathcona-Tweedsmuir Secondary. Acronym STS. 10 children injured...7 children killed. The Flight designation for the shuttle, painted on the side of the ship... STS107.

Now, I am virtually immune to this kind of paranormal, harbinger of doom thing... but it actually creeped me out.

Tell me, what are the statistical odds of this kind of coincidence?

As rational beings, we must absolutely dismiss this as a statistical anomaly.

We must absolutely explain this as a pure fluke of timing.

We absolutely cannot point to the combined tragedies of the weekend as being indicators of some kind.


well Steven, i have something more to add to this haunting confluence of tragedies..... they both shared a name in common:
Columbia. the shuttle name was Columbia and the avalanche tragedy occured in the province of British Columbia.

posted by voxpopgirl | 2/04/2003