It’s a small world after-all, at least that is what small world theory (six degrees of separation theory) experiments for the past 100 years have shown. From Marconi, to Milgram, to Bacon there are typically less than 6 connections, now with social media one has to wonder what the next study will find. Yet… when we turn on the world news we have to wonder, is 6 degrees a little too close for comfort.

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On Average, People Naturally Obey Authority Fact

The Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures (and related studies) show that, on average and under the right conditions, people will obey authority figures despite moral objections.