If you believe that the universe is not constructed exactly the same as the human mindset you do not understand the concept of probability balance — stars are born stars die. Every form of creation is offset by destruction in the universe — animal, vegetable and mineral.

The reason that it is so hard for humans to accept this concept is because ego, one’s prime psychological defense mechanism, is hardwired for hope and immortality — the basis for the religious impulse.

Check out my book, A Quick Look at the Essence of Man and His Universe.

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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