So far as we are able to discover, these laws are not only absolutely immutable, but they are also absolutely harmonious, working ceaselessly, without the slightest conflict. They are physical laws inherent in our physical universe, biological laws inherent in living creatures, and social laws inherent in man and human society. All things obey these laws. Where there is no life, obedience is simple and inevitable. Life apparently has a choice. But if it chooses not to obey the laws of its being, the penalty is death, the loss of the power to choose.