“ ‘What are the odds?’ ” / Memorable Fancies #2311

[“…how can it be that one of the people in the world is me?” – Thomas Nagel]

Isn’t it odd that there’s a ‘me’? If my mother and father had never met … if my grandfather hadn’t immigrated to this country … if his own many-times-removed grandfather hadn’t evaded the Czar’s command to attack the Mongols and die, if … if …

Yes; there’s only one in a million chance that there would be a ‘me.’ Awful odds. Impossible odds.

So maybe it didn’t happen…

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