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From XXX to Philosophy...a Wikkipedia Quest (1 Viewer)

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CURRENT RECORD: PEN NAME, 30 CLICKS

LOOPS

God - Supreme Being

Web Page - Web Document

Solid - The Four Fundamental States of Matter - Forces Between Particles X

From the Impress Us with Your Knowledge Thread comes this gem:

Sarnoff said:
Sarnoff, on 21 Apr 2013 - 23:59, said:

If you go any page on Wikipedia, and keep clicking the first hyperlinked word in the article that is not in italics or inside parentheses, and keep repeating, eventually you'll be taken to the page for "Philosophy".
Now, it is known that God-Supreme Being creates a loop which, for now at least, is self-contained and does not lead back to "Philosophy" (it is known, Kaleesi). But it appears that this works for most starting points.

The goal of this thread is two-fold:

First, search for other self-contained loops (or sequences of neverending, never repeating links if you are a true dreamer),

Second, post your findings here.

Bonus points for finding the LONGEST sequence to philosophy...

So for example, take MIchael J. Fox.

Short post:

Quote

Michael J. Fox: 17 clicks
Long post:

Quote

17 Clicks from Michael J. Fox: OC - Canadian - North American - Continent - landmasses - land - earth sciences - sciences - knowledge - facts - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciously - subjectivity - PHILOSOPHY
ps: Philosophy: 4 clicks

 
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They are all about 16 or 17 clicks. I did bicycle and someone else did bass fishing. Still got there in 16 or 17.

 
They are all about 16 or 17 clicks. I did bicycle and someone else did bass fishing. Still got there in 16 or 17.
It's not true. There's lots within 10 clicks.

Take "Alpha Romeo" for example: 10 clicks

 
Probably messed it up but I started with Alfred Molina (just threw in Raiders of the Lost Ark) and ended with a loop that started with knowledge and got me back there.

Edit to add. I did click in something in parentheses once.

 
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Probably messed it up but I started with Alfred Molina (just threw in Raiders of the Lost Ark) and ended with a loop that started with knowledge and got me back there.
I had one yesterday that got me to 20 clicks with no end in site til I realized I was doing it wrong. :bag:
 
Probably messed it up but I started with Alfred Molina (just threw in Raiders of the Lost Ark) and ended with a loop that started with knowledge and got me back there.
I don't think Knowledge is a loop, but Alfred Molina is 22:

Alfred Molina - Raiders of the Lost Ark - fantasy film - fantasy - genre - literature - art - human behavior - behavior - organisms - biology - natural science - science - knowledge - fact - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciousness - subjectivity - philosophy

 
Probably messed it up but I started with Alfred Molina (just threw in Raiders of the Lost Ark) and ended with a loop that started with knowledge and got me back there.
I don't see the loop, but 26 clicks is a NEW RECORD!!

Alfred Molina - Ricardo Morales - fictional character - person - human - primates - mammal - clade - tree of life - Charles Darwin - FRS - learned society - organization - social - organisms - biology - natural science - science - knowledge - facts - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciously - subjectivity - philosophy

eta: first post has been updated :)

 
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Probably messed it up but I started with Alfred Molina (just threw in Raiders of the Lost Ark) and ended with a loop that started with knowledge and got me back there.
I don't see the loop, but 26 clicks is a NEW RECORD!!

Alfred Molina - Ricardo Morales - fictional character - person - human - primates - mammal - clade - tree of life - Charles Darwin - FRS - learned society - organization - social - organisms - biology - natural science - science - knowledge - facts - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciously - subjectivity - philosophy

eta: first post has been updated :)
Yep I clicked on something in parenthesis but glad I found a good one :)

 
Probably messed it up but I started with Alfred Molina (just threw in Raiders of the Lost Ark) and ended with a loop that started with knowledge and got me back there.
I don't think Knowledge is a loop, but Alfred Molina is 22:

Alfred Molina - Raiders of the Lost Ark - fantasy film - fantasy - genre - literature - art - human behavior - behavior - organisms - biology - natural science - science - knowledge - fact - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciousness - subjectivity - philosophy
Raiders of the Lost Ark is italicized, so I skipped to the first word outside of italics.

 
Probably messed it up but I started with Alfred Molina (just threw in Raiders of the Lost Ark) and ended with a loop that started with knowledge and got me back there.
I don't think Knowledge is a loop, but Alfred Molina is 22:

Alfred Molina - Raiders of the Lost Ark - fantasy film - fantasy - genre - literature - art - human behavior - behavior - organisms - biology - natural science - science - knowledge - fact - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciousness - subjectivity - philosophy
Raiders of the Lost Ark is italicized, so I skipped to the first word outside of italics.

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Probably messed it up but I started with Alfred Molina (just threw in Raiders of the Lost Ark) and ended with a loop that started with knowledge and got me back there.
I don't think Knowledge is a loop, but Alfred Molina is 22:

Alfred Molina - Raiders of the Lost Ark - fantasy film - fantasy - genre - literature - art - human behavior - behavior - organisms - biology - natural science - science - knowledge - fact - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciousness - subjectivity - philosophy
Raiders of the Lost Ark is italicized, so I skipped to the first word outside of italics.
missed that. i've had a few beers but this is fun. [homer simpson] As usual I was winning and not realising it[/homer simpson]
 
Not sure if this is what you mean by a loop, but you can go Wiki > Website > Web Page > Web Document > Web Page > Web Document > and so on

 
Probably messed it up but I started with Alfred Molina (just threw in Raiders of the Lost Ark) and ended with a loop that started with knowledge and got me back there.
I don't think Knowledge is a loop, but Alfred Molina is 22:

Alfred Molina - Raiders of the Lost Ark - fantasy film - fantasy - genre - literature - art - human behavior - behavior - organisms - biology - natural science - science - knowledge - fact - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciousness - subjectivity - philosophy
Raiders of the Lost Ark is italicized, so I skipped to the first word outside of italics.

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Probably messed it up but I started with Alfred Molina (just threw in Raiders of the Lost Ark) and ended with a loop that started with knowledge and got me back there.
I don't think Knowledge is a loop, but Alfred Molina is 22:

Alfred Molina - Raiders of the Lost Ark - fantasy film - fantasy - genre - literature - art - human behavior - behavior - organisms - biology - natural science - science - knowledge - fact - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciousness - subjectivity - philosophy
Raiders of the Lost Ark is italicized, so I skipped to the first word outside of italics.
missed that. i've had a few beers but this is fun. [homer simpson] As usual I was winning and not realising it[/homer simpson]
That's funny - I almost said that you "pulled a Homer" but didn't know if you'd know what I was talking about. lol

 
damn, doesn't break the record but underwear or undergarment is 24 clicks. Undergarment - clothes - human - primates - mammal - clade - tree of life - Charles Darwin - FRS - learned society - organization - social - organisms - biology - natural science - science - knowledge - facts - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciously - subjectivity - philosophy

 
damn, doesn't break the record but underwear or undergarment is 24 clicks. Undergarment - clothes - human - primates - mammal - clade - tree of life - Charles Darwin - FRS - learned society - organization - social - organisms - biology - natural science - science - knowledge - facts - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciously - subjectivity - philosophy
i can build this to 25 by starting with brassiere

 
damn, doesn't break the record but underwear or undergarment is 24 clicks. Undergarment - clothes - human - primates - mammal - clade - tree of life - Charles Darwin - FRS - learned society - organization - social - organisms - biology - natural science - science - knowledge - facts - proven - sufficient - logic - reasoning - consciously - subjectivity - philosophy
i can build this to 25 by starting with brassiere
and can build that to 26 by adding caresse crosby.

 
I remembered that game 6 degrees of Hitler. So I decided to start with Hitler

Hitler-> Austrian-> Lands of the Holy Hungarian Crown of Saint Stephen-> Lands of the Holy Hungarian Crown of Saint Stephen-> Saint Stephen-> Grand Prince of the Hungarians-> Hungarian tribes-> Hungarians-> nation-> community-> social unit-> unit of analysis-> entity-> abstractions-> first principles-> mathematics-> quantity-> property-> logic-> reasoning-> consciously-> subjectivity-> philosophy,

23

 
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I think I did this right. First one I tried... 30

Battle of the Little Big Horn

Lakota people

Indigenous People of the Great Plains

Indigenous Peoples

Pre-Columbian

Archeology of the Americas

Archeology

Human

Primate

Mammal

Clade

Tree of Life

Charles Darwin

Royal Society

Learned Society

Organization

Social

Organism

Biology

Natural Sciences

Science

Knowledge

Fact

Proof

Necessity and Sufficiency

Logic

Reason

Consciousness

Subjectivity

Philosophy

 
French language does not lead to philosophy and is not a loop. :brush:

 
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I'm using the wikipanion app so I don't know if that messes it up.

I did "comet". After 7 clicks I end up at "four fundamental states of matter" which creates a loop between it and "solids".

 
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French language does not lead to philosophy and is not a loop. :brush:
French language -Romance languages - Vulgar Latin - Sociolect - Dialect - Linguistics - Science - Knowledge - Fact - Proof (truth) - Necessity and sufficiency - Logic - Reason - Consciousness - Subjectivity - Philosophy
 
French language does not lead to philosophy and is not a loop. :brush:
French language -Romance languages - Vulgar Latin - Sociolect - Dialect - Linguistics - Science - Knowledge - Fact - Proof (truth) - Necessity and sufficiency - Logic - Reason - Consciousness - Subjectivity - Philosophy
well, i guess it depends on whether a list of "See also" links is part of the linking structure.

 
Osama bin Laden eventually leads to terrorism, the next link to click is terror which throws you over to wiktionary.org, where eventually you end up in a color/colour loop.

 
Looks like this is the commom strand of links...All you have to do is get to science.

Science - Knowledge - Fact - Proof (truth) - Necessity and sufficiency - Logic - Reason - Consciousness - Subjectivity - Philosophy

 

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