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    There is no evidence for reincarnation.

    In fact the blind belief in reincarnation leads to fatalism, and fatalism leads to social and personal decay.

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    I'd at least hope that my consciousness is resurrected in about another few hundred billion years, after all the cool ones have already come up. Bonus points if the universe lets us keep at least a vague recollection of a past life when we are all recycled.

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    Yes.

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    Nope. I want to go and be gone.
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    I have no reason to believe in reincarnation, but I dont exclude it as a possibility either. I just have no evidence it exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I'll believe in whatever there is an accumulation of evidence.

    So far, we only have rare anecdotal stories that suggest any sort of truth to the notion of Westernized (not buddhist) reincarnation... so I'd have to say not.

    Besides, how come no one's former self was ever a nobody?

    Do you have an opinion, yenom? For this being in the Philosophy section, there wasn't much meat on it. Have you studied any of the prominent cases?



    EDIT: I want to come back as Fluffywolf.
    That is the funny part, isn't it? I don't believe in reincarnation, but I do have an active imagination and feel a strange kinship towards certain images. I have a feeling like I was a harpist in the early part of the 20th century, a little person in a traveling carnival before that, a dog with a close canine friend, a few other various critters, and then for most of the time a tree. Oh, and also an ant for quite a while.
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    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
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    I believe all matter is perpetuated indefinitely.

    Perhaps we all share essences of past lives with each other.

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    I do not believe it in the more traditional sense.

    But, I do think it could be possible for matter to hold a sort of "memory" within it, in which case, segments of previous energy states and patterns might be re-used at some points. The universe is a cyclical system as it is anyway.

    Although extremely (extremely) improbable, if this was true, then the complex pattern that made up a consciousness, with integrated traits and thought processes could be stored temporarily, in a sort of universal binary code. It could then be picked up by another being. In fact, this process could be a way to implant the mind of a human inside a cats brain (or vice-versa), or some other animal. That was a random tangent, but whatever.

    From a purely physical standpoint, the atoms in ones body might well have been used in a previous one, although that is not nearly as exciting a prospect as the traditional idea of reincarnation.

    But to sum up, no I do not believe in it really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Bubble View Post
    I do not believe it in the more traditional sense.

    But, I do think it could be possible for matter to hold a sort of "memory" within it, in which case, segments of previous energy states and patterns might be re-used at some points. The universe is a cyclical system as it is anyway.

    Although extremely (extremely) improbable, if this was true, then the complex pattern that made up a consciousness, with integrated traits and thought processes could be stored temporarily, in a sort of universal binary code. It could then be picked up by another being. In fact, this process could be a way to implant the mind of a human inside a cats brain (or vice-versa), or some other animal. That was a random tangent, but whatever.

    From a purely physical standpoint, the atoms in ones body might well have been used in a previous one, although that is not nearly as exciting a prospect as the traditional idea of reincarnation.

    But to sum up, no I do not believe in it really.
    that's exactly what I think, too

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    I don't believe in reincarnation, but I thought this was a cool documentary, nonetheless. Revolves around a case of supposed reincarnation. You can observe the dynamics, direct and indirect, that may have contributed to the situation, as well as how some of the medical community views such things.

    Perhaps a bit of what @superunknown expresses is illustrated here, as well.



    related link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_B._...ation_research
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