Genomes and Insurance

Ezra Klein: In 2008, Congress overwhelmingly passed, and President George W. Bush signed, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. Ron Paul was the lone dissenter. The legislation bars insurers from denying coverage or raising premiums on individuals who show a genetic predisposition toward particular diseases. And in doing, it armed a time bomb beneath the health-care industry.At [Read More...]

Gray Divorce — Sad

From WSJ: For the new generation of empty-nesters, divorce is increasingly common. Among people ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has doubled over the past two decades, according to new research by sociologists Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin of Bowling Green State University, whose paper, “The Gray Divorce Revolution,” Prof. Brown will present at [Read More...]

A Study: People aren’t smart enough for democracy

Here is the link to this article sketching the conclusion that ordinary people aren’t smart enough to make democracy work right. The democratic process relies on the assumption that citizens (the majority of them, at least) can recognize the best political candidate, or best policy idea, when they see it. But a growing body of research [Read More...]

Without Holiness

“Without holiness,” the author of Hebrews says, “no one will see the Lord” (Heb 12:14). Let’s not get too distracted by who gets there and who does not get there, but instead we can focus on what the author says here: it requires holiness. What do you think? How do we become holy? How much [Read More...]

The Book of Revelation as Symbolic

Everyone says it. Everyone says “Revelation is symbolic.” Then everyone proceeds to decode the symbols — and it is the decoding that gets tricky. Tom Wright has famously argued that the vision of the new heavens and the new earth is a vision of heaven coming down to earth — and he has made the [Read More...]