Re: superstitious religion may increase mortality in humans

Spike Jones (
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 23:37:57 -0700

Dan Clemmensen wrote:

> Spike Jones wrote:
> > Here is a speculation: in the next 50-100 yrs, the average 7th Day Adventist
> > will become darker skinned. This will cause the much advertised
> > life span bonus to shrink, compared to the average population, and may
> > eventually even go negative.
> >
> I'm not sure your are correct. True, the sect(?) started in the U.S., and
> religion is highly correlated with family, but there are still a bunch of
> non-white adventists.

Very true. Now more than ever. In the future more than now.

> My dad was stationed in Fiji during and after world
> war II. He mentioned that ships could be loaded and unloaded on Sunday
> even though this was the Christian Sabbath, because the (Fijian) Adventists
> treated it as an ordinary workday.

Certainly. SDA has had huuuge success in Rwanda. We all know what happened there a few years ago. SDA lifespans were reduced sharply. {8-[ spike