A rather interesting article describing how there are times when the universe (or at least our local observable portion of it) reacts to a common human experience.

A Disturbance in the Force

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 have deeply shocked the entire world. But perhaps their influence propagates even more deeply than we imagine, even into the fabric of reality itself, perhaps even into events prior to their occurrence. In popular culture, this might be called a “disturbance in the Force”, but new and innovative science may have something much more serious to say about the matter.

(Clipped to http://clippings.dev/blog/2011/01/18/boundary-institute-randomness/.)