It might be it’s impossible.
It might be as someone’s suggested, a part of Chaos Theory.
Or, maybe we just assume too much. Maybe we aren’t looking closely enough, but with enough distance to appreciate what we’re seeing.
I approach the numbers and understanding their behavior in much the way I approach research and searching for the Lost Adams Diggings. The product of decades of that activity has caused me to do my best to avoid assumptions. I always try to go back to the basics, see for myself, rather than trust that others found, whether it’s documents, or an easily overlooked side-canyon.
I’ve found that, no matter how many people are evidenced to have been into a canyon before me, there’s a lot they’ve overlooked. Probably, the people who search there after me will also find a lot I’ve overlooked.
I suspect the same is true with number behavior.
An example, among the many involving the Adams Diggings, came a while back. A treasure hunter sent me the following picture:
He was sure he’d found the Adams Diggings, based on what he’d seen from an airplane and photographed.
He’d even been there on the ground, but hadn’t performed a lot of the basic tests to discover where there was anything there.
I examined the photos he sent more closely.
I was seeing signs of a lot of human activity. Trails, tailings piles, possibly an arrastra (crusher), and maybe an enormous sluicebox. I asked him how these appeared on the ground, or maybe in his other photos. I sent him the one above, and these to illustrate what I wanted to know about:
I also had some questions about this picture that was taken from the ground near a 'secret' entrance to the canyon:
That's not the entrance he used, evidently he hadn't even noticed it, that cavity about 1 oclock in the picture. But here's a closer look:
Look in the lower right in the shadow. Specifically, look at the carcass of a truck there:
This man is an experienced, long--seasoned bush pilot and treasure hunter. He had every opportunity to see all this, but he missed it.
It can happen to anyone, to me, to all of us. We begin by making assumptions, build on those assumptions, and our eyes sometimes close to what's right in front of them.
I believe the same thing might be happening to most of us in trying to understand the behavior of numbers and lotteries.