[WikiEN-l] Trivial categories

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Sat Oct 14 20:30:34 UTC 2006

On 10/14/06, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> Alphax (Wikipedia email) wrote:
> >Not so. It's a lot like actor's Bacon numbers: Meeting someone is one
> >thing, but co-author a mathematical paper or acting alongside them is
> >slightly less trivial than that.
> >
> It's important to put the emphasis on the word "slightly" in that last
> comment.  I have a priestly cousin who likes to hand out pictures of
> himself shaking hands with the late pope.  He gave me one of those
> pictures.  This would give me a degree of separation from JP2 of 2.
> Speaking as a person who usually favours inclusionist policies, could we
> consolidate these templates into one about degrees of triviality?

Does everyone in your profession have a "Papal Number", talk about it
sometimes over beer, and sometimes put it in resumes?

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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