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Wilma’s coming

Hurricane Wilma is heading towards Florida in what seems like an extra underline to this year’s horrible “act of God” season:

Tropical Storm Wilma is the 21st named storm of the 2005 season and is expected to become a hurricane before heading to Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula and possibly the battered U.S. Gulf coast by the end of the week.

The last time this many storms formed since record-keeping began 154 years ago was in 1933.

Am I the only one who finds it a bit anachronistic that insurance companies still refer to “acts of God” in those words in their policies?

Still, I bet the religious nuts – the ones who believe that the end of the world is imminent – are having a field day this year. Hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes, tsunamis… it’s all way too biblical for my taste.

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  • Dan Chercover 10.21.05, 5:29 PM

    I’m repeating myself from a previous post (somewhere?) but I want to see the Insurance cos. having to defend themselves in court by:
    a) proving God exists
    b) proving God was responsible
    c) proving that ‘man’ wasn’t negligent

    in their attempts to avoid financial responsibility in the cases where they claim “Acts of God”.

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