Decreasing your Erdos number for fun and profit. For the record, Paul Erdos's Fisher number is 4. Paul Erdos -> Ernst Specker -> Karl Lieberherr -> Paul Dourish -> Danyel Fisher (according to Paul's chart). And the number isn't likely to drop too fast from here. If you… [Made out of people]
i'm pretty sure that if i put the work into it, that i'd have a erdos number. it is probably a 5 or a 6, but maybe it is lower. i have a fairly short tree to lenin and marx going through kautsky, but overall i'm pretty sure it doesn't matter much. though academic lineage does have some import i suppose in some respects.