Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Does this mean the alumni association is good for your health?

Click on the title of this post for an interesting article in the New York Times on the role of education in longevity -- simply put, stay in school and you'll live longer. (And no, despite what you may have thought in Greek class, it doesn't just seem longer!)

As part of this, the article touches on research among SDAs that seems to indicate it's not the diet that helps us live longer so much as all those "social networks" we've developed.

You know what I'm talking about -- if there are only "seven degrees of separation" between you and anyone else on the planet, it generally seems as though there are never more than three or four degrees of separation between members of the Adventist church. This has led me to develop :

Brothers' Second Law of Human Relations: Everyone in the Adventist church is related or went to school together.

This naturally leads to:

Brothers' Third Law of Human Relations: the investigative judgment is not just a doctrine but an everpresent reality; no matter where you go, your past will come up in judgment.

Apropos of nothing in particular, you can click here for an article in September's Slate on the perils of soy.

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