Party conversation tonight turned from:
- a particular child's personal certainty
- to mathematical certainty
- to number theory
- to Paul Erdös
- to Erdös numbers
- to six degrees of Kevin Bacon
- to the fact that Burgess Meredith is the most connected actor (I was wrong: Rod Steiger is the most connected)
- to how campy the old Batman TV series was.
BTW: Malcolm Gladwell wrote a great article about connections among people for the New Yorker a few years back: Six Degrees of Lois Weisberg.