because we *look* for patterns in everything. While one individual's thought process may vary greatly from another individual, one constant is that we like to look for patterns in just about everything. That said, not every pattern we see actually adds up to something meaningful. Look at how many different patterns people see when speculating about all sorts of conspiracies (real or imaginary).
I could play numbers games with any set of numbers using any type of math and manage to come up with all sorts of patterns and connect the numbers to X, Y, and Z...doesn't mean they'd make any sense beyond the context of the exercise itself.
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