degree of separation


“We cannot live only for ourselves.
A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men;
and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes,
and they come back to us as effects.”

Herman Melville

(the fist pickings from the 3 container tomato plants / Julie Cook / 2017)

It has been said that the citizens of planet earth are separated, one from another,
by a mere 6 degrees…
or what some researches refer to as “the small world phenomenon”

“If you just take a look at the numbers,
the six degrees of separation idea seems pretty plausible.
Assuming everyone knows at least 44 people,
and that each of those people knows an entirely new 44 people, and so on,
the maths shows that in just six steps everyone could be connected
to 44^6, or 7.26 billion people—more than are alive on Earth today.”

(excerpt from an article…

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2 thoughts on “degree of separation

  1. What I wrote: “Good post. I’m always struck at how someone I meet later turns out we know the same people. So there’s something I suppose to the six degrees of separation.
    I like this quote too: “And yet the irony found in our desire for unity is that we also clammer for separation. We want everything about our lives compartmentalized…separated….while at the same time we painstakingly seek a global connectivity while also demanding equality for all and a toleration of every imaginable choice out there…except for those who choose the Omnipotent.””

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