Get a grip folks. Being thoroughly egocentric creatures, we humans think our life form is somehow special — even sacred. Life is accidental biology. There are many potential paths to creating life. Some deliberate methods may even turn out better than the haphazard orginal “natual” way it has been carried forward.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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