Since I have stated my theory of probability balance on numerous occasions you have been the only one from which it has caused a hostile reaction.

There is nothing particularly insightful in my stating this universal law. Like gravity, which can be observed on earth and throughout the universe, probability balance is easily observed but difficult to technically explain.

Actually probability balance is really nothing more than a slight variation of Newton’s law that says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

For all that is good and creative there inevitably will be a bad and distructive offset. So it has been and so it will always remain.

In other words all creation and good work has within it the seed of its own destruction. Over the last several centuries mankind has made enormous technical strides, the ultimate offset, the seed of destruction to all that creation are those thousands of nuclear tipped missiles deployed around the world. It is only a matter of time until this offset takes out mankind in total.

In the big picture of the universe where routinely stars are born and starts die this creation destruction cycle is no big deal. Of course for us humans with our enormous egos that want us to believe that we are too special to simply disappear for ever, it is a big deal.

And apparently this reality with you has hit a particularly sensitive nerve. Bur, alas, your feelings are of no consequence to the laws of the 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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