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Re: What About Diminishing Returns?

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on March 9, 2001 18:20:09 UTC

Reincarnation can be falsified by either proving there is no afterlife, a terminal experiment at best, or in my opinion by proving that human remote sensing cannot be real. Unfortunately, such experiments are no longer being funded.

In terms of diminishing returns, I see souls as evolving from lower forms of life just as physical life has evolved. I assume that you accept physical evolution as real, and that the earth and the universe are billions of years old.

Well, I see souls as undergoing a similar evolution throughout all that time in consonance with the evolution of plants and animals. So in that context, althought some species have reached dimunishing returns, overall the advance of evolution has been towards higher forms of consciousness and intelligence. I expect that souls, if they exist, have gone through similar transformations.

I suspect that, although I have read otherwise, that other earth-like planets do not play a significant role in soul evolution on earth. In any case, I do not think they are a necessity. They may be a possibility.

And finally, of course it is all wishful thinking. But then so is string theory. Not wishing is self-limiting in both cases.

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