The Science of Six Degrees of Separation


It’s a common saying, but are people really connected through just six steps? In a recent video by Veritasium host Derek Muller investigates the concept of six degrees of separation. According to Muller, although the idea of six degrees of separation has been around since the 1930s, it was not scientifically tested until the 1960s, when Harvard sociologist Stanley Milgram set up his “Small World” study.

But Muller has decided that isn’t enough and is inviting, you, the people who viewed his video to help him test it too.

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