Was the Tienanmen anniversary fall of the Chinese stock market an instance of specified complexity?
|June 4, 2012||Posted by News under Design inference, News|
Were we talking about specified complexity? Well, we weren’t exactly, but now we are: In “China stocks fall bizarre 64.89 points on June 4,’89 anniversary” (Reuters, June 4, 2012),
Sui-Lee Wee and Ben Blanchard report,
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s censors blocked access to the term “Shanghai stock market” on popular microblogs on Monday after the index fell a bizarre 64.89 points on the anniversary of the bloody June 4, 1989, crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.
In another twist, the Shanghai Composite Index opened at 2346.98 points on the 23rd anniversary of the killings. The numbers 46.98 are June 4, 1989, backwards.
“Whoa, these figures are too freaky! Very cool!” said a microblogger. “The opening figure and the drop are both too creepy,” said another.
Like Darwin’s version of evolution, it is just an accident, for sure. And so was the message that turned up for relevant search strings: “Users encountered a message that said the search results could not be displayed “due to relevant laws, regulations and policies.”
And so was this strong of lottery wins. So was the second plane flying into the World Trade Center.
Anyway, the human mind is an illusion, right, and your brain was shaped, as Steve Pinker, said, for fitness, not for truth.
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