Immortality is not only a technical difficulty it violates the ultimate law of the universe — probability balance. Yes, at some point in time creation must always be offset by destruction. And since it would appear that escaping the universe is an impossibility for all of us, then so too must all creatures be mortal.

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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