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Monthly Archives: January 2008

Six Degrees of Separation/Connection may be in trouble. Why can’t 6/degrees find Osama bin laden?

Six Degrees has problems ScienceFriday.com’s version Chances are you’ve heard of the ‘small world’ idea of six degrees of separation. But is it correct? The idea traces back to an experiment begun in 1967 by Stanley Milgram, in which he tried to trace how many acquaintances it would take to pass a letter between two […]

TVO’s ‘Big Ideas’ – Another treasure trove.

TV Ontario produces a lecture format show featuring heavy thinkers. You can subscribe  here. I’m posting links to a particular show I found especially illuminating on the subject of micro-financing and a new