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Do you believe in reincarnation?
Strong "yes!" 11%  11%  [ 5 ]
Strong "no!" 41%  41%  [ 18 ]
Eh, maybe it's possible... 48%  48%  [ 21 ]
Total votes : 44

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03 Feb 2016, 3:04 pm

jimmy webb wrote this song based on his dreams-

I was a highwayman
Along the coach roads I did ride
With sword and pistol by my side
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
But I am still alive

I was a sailor
I was born upon the tide
And with the sea I did abide
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
But I am living still

I was a dam builder
Across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
But I am still around
I'll always be around and around and around and around and around

I fly a starship
Across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again



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03 Feb 2016, 4:48 pm

Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian, and the father of American Heroic Fantasy, personally believed in reincarnation, and wrote more than one story about the subject.


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03 Feb 2016, 9:23 pm

Belief is not proof.


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03 Feb 2016, 9:30 pm

granted, but if it makes life nicer, then enough people will make do without the proof.



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04 Feb 2016, 5:59 am

I don't really believe in reincarnation the thought of being a person all the time wouldn't that be boring, if there was such thing wouldn't it be better to be all different types of life forms like starting off as the smallest creature up to the largest.



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04 Feb 2016, 10:15 am

Edenthiel wrote:
I've been curious about this since I was a child and first heard of the idea. However, not one person in the history of humanity has ever been able to actually show that we are anything other than animals who think so highly of ourselves that each individual should be preserved throughout time, past when our body dies. While that may sound dismal to some, from my point of view it suggests that we should live each day as if it is something amazing and wonderful, never to be repeated and in quite short supply.


Thank you for this beautiful post. :D.

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Your thought is also correct thinking to counteract circular thinking which creates (what business people like to call) "analysis paralysis" (which makes you unable to make decisions). We are often forced to "over think" this and other issues. Your thought provides a ready way out of the "loop." :D



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08 Feb 2016, 3:11 am

for some daggone reason the video won't post. :x

It seems to me as though I've been upon this stage before
And juggled away the night for the same old crowd
These harlequins you see with me, they too have held the floor
As here once again they strut and they fret their hour
I see those half-familiar faces in the second row
Ghost-like with the footlights in their eyes
But where or when we met like this last time I just don't know
It's like a chord that rings and never dies
For infinity.

And now these figures in the wings with all their restless tunes
Are waiting for someone to call their names
They walk the backstage corridors and prowl the dressing-rooms
And vanish to specks of light in the picture-frames
But did they move upon the stage a thousand years ago
In some play in Paris or Madrid?
And was I there among them then, in some travelling show
And is it all still locked inside my head
For infinity.

And some of you are harmonies to all the notes I play;
Although we may not meet still you know me well
While others talk in secret keys and transpose all I say
And nothing I do or try can get through the spell
So one more time we'll dim the lights and ring the curtain up
And play again like all the times before
But far behind the music you can almost hear the sounds
Of laughter like the waves upon the shores
Of infinity.



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26 Sep 2020, 2:54 pm

(LINK) The late Roger Ebert (the movie critic) had argued that reincarnation is possible from a "scientific, rationalist point of view."

Ebert's perspectives are very similar to my viewpoints - that is thoughtful perspectives on reincarnation are best interpreted through scientific contexts.

Is is possible that long term memory abilities common with the Autism Spectrum (memories from decades-ago) might provide insights as to whether or not reincarnation exists?

(LINK) "The Quantum Theory of Reincarnation"
https://www.rogerebert.com/roger-ebert/ ... ncarnation

'Theory' is the operative word.



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26 Sep 2020, 2:56 pm

When joking, sure why not. When serious, not at all.


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26 Sep 2020, 3:36 pm

Speaking of reincarnation,this thread died long ago and came back from the dead.


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26 Sep 2020, 4:28 pm

Do I believe in reincarnation? Not anymore, but I did in my other life...



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26 Sep 2020, 5:13 pm

if quantum energies theories prevail and time is happening all at once , possibly.
And if energy can only be transformed but not destroyed...... and allowing that such a thing as the ideal of reincarnation exists . And taking into consideration the case of "Bridy Murphy" famous
reincarnation was heavily verified :chin: . Just based on these ideas . It causes me to to wonder . :roll:

A step deeper into this if dendrite and axioms use minute electrical impulses to operate in the brain
those same impulse make up the basis for energy , that is measureable. using spect scans .
Then possibly that energy goes somewhere in some format ? :shaking2:
A step further maybe if Aspies have a higher density of neural connectivity in there brains . Perhaps the aspie brain could be responsible for a higher amount of this same kind of energy. ? 8O


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26 Sep 2020, 5:51 pm

vermontsavant wrote:
Speaking of reincarnation,this thread died long ago and came back from the dead.

No kidding.


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26 Sep 2020, 5:55 pm

I do not believe in it. And yes I know this is an old thread. I am just bored.


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26 Sep 2020, 6:04 pm

:| Long Live the thread..........

So the logic path i offered has no acceptance in veiwers of this thread
.Spock would be ashamed of this thread .


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26 Sep 2020, 6:05 pm

JustFoundHere wrote:
(LINK) The late Roger Ebert (the movie critic) had argued that reincarnation is possible from a "scientific, rationalist point of view."

Ebert's perspectives are very similar to my viewpoints - that is thoughtful perspectives on reincarnation are best interpreted through scientific contexts.

Is is possible that long term memory abilities common with the Autism Spectrum (memories from decades-ago) might provide insights as to whether or not reincarnation exists?

(LINK) "The Quantum Theory of Reincarnation"
https://www.rogerebert.com/roger-ebert/ ... ncarnation

'Theory' is the operative word.

To the best of my understanding for something to be 'scientific' it has to be something that science can wrap it's tools of examination around and this stuff isn't quite there yet, and Bernard Carr mentioned recently the scientific community generally needs a solid theory to start from and they'd suggest that data-points without a theory aren't worth their time.

We seem to be in a place where we're at least starting to break into the credibility of something like panpsychism, I think Donald Hoffman and Chetan Prakash are doing really interesting work in the area, but a lot of the rest of this is too far beyond our tools and I don't think we can really speculate well yet on what media we're dealing with when addressing something like reincarnation. Hoffman and Prakash's theory at least suggests that all nodes in the universe (what could be considered a hypergraph) are a social network of agents competing and collaborating along the lines of Darwinian game theory. That's so extremely granular that it's difficult to make any claims about what would be above that level save to find some way of observing it consistently - something that, at least when it comes to things currently outside of the purview of reductive materialism, we don't have a good way of doing.


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