posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 12:13 AM
it hurts my head.....
its called 6 degree's of information or something like that
there's a theory out there about this ideal with Kevin bacon
you can relate anyone to anyone through 6 degree's of comparison...
using the same ill-fated technique as described in the article provided in the OP
i could prove my relations with anyone in history. "22nd cousin"
they arent even related.
Why people buy into this is beyond me
it goes something like this
John Does father was related to Jane Doe
Edwin Doe was cousins with Jane doe through their second Uncle
Their second uncle, Larry Doe, was the brother-in-law with Fred Doe, who was the grandson of Louis Doe
Louis doe was the great grandson of henry doe who was cousins with the descendent of King Louis XIII
its so stupid
[edit on 8/25/2008 by Andrew E. Wiggin]