The concept of the soul and reincarnation has become a debate among believers and skeptics. We’ve seen this before with UFOs, ghosts, and magic. Similar to these examples, the idea of having a soul has been mixed up with superstition and creeds. Yet unlike aliens and specters that are backed up by individual claims and sometimes inconclusive evidence, the soul’s detachment from the body has definite scientific proof.
The Science Behind the Soul
This phenomenon of the soul explains near-death experiences, reincarnation, astral projections, and out-of-body experiences. Without a spiritual disengagement from our physical beings, these incidents cannot exit!
Therefore, the proof of reincarnation is the confirmation of the soul.
Evidence of Reincarnation
Former Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Ian Stevenson, Ph.D., studied reincarnation stories within children for the past 40 years. He investigated over 3000 individual cases of children who said to have memories and recollections of people from their past lives. Stevenson describes that the number of plausible stories is so high that it is impossible for him and his team to inspect them all.
Here are some of the most prominent proofs that can qualify reincarnation as a scientific fact.
Proof 1: Birthmarks
The researchers used a facial recognition software to confirm the resemblance of the child to his or her prior incarnation. Some of these possessed birthmarks where fatal wounds were afflicted in the previous life. These markings could appear as bizarre manifestations, such as missing limbs, deformed heads or digits, and distinctive etchings on their skin.
Dr. Steven says in his paper the Journal of Scientific Exploration, “The birth defects were nearly always of rare types. In cases in which a deceased person identified the details of whose life unmistakably matched the child’s statements, a close correspondence was nearly always found between the birthmarks and/or birth defects on the child and the wounds on the deceased person.”
He concludes, “In 43 of 49 cases in which a medical document was obtained, it confirmed the correspondence between wounds and birthmarks (or birth defects).”
Proof 2: Verified Memories of Past Lives
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The memories of these children are too detailed and accurate to be dismissed as coincidence. In one article, Dr. Stevenson analyzed three specific cases and recorded that the children claim about 30-40 memories of their past lives. Upon further research, 82-92% were verified and correct.
These particularities quoted by the children ranged from names, occupations, and personalities of their previous siblings and parents, to the precise layouts of their homes.
Often, Stevenson would encounter a child who can walk into a town he has never seen before and give him the minutiae of the place, his former personal belongings, his old neighborhood, and his family and associates.
“It was possible in each case to find a family that had lost a member whose life corresponded to the subject’s statements, ” Stevenson writes. “The statements of the subject, taken as a group, were sufficiently specific so that they could not have corresponded to the life of any other person.”
Proof 3: Phobias from Past Traumas
Dr. Stevenson was also greatly interested in the behavior of these children. He found that many of the fears the children displayed were usually related to the manner of death from the life they remembered.
He reported 36% of the children in 387 cases showed such fears.
“They occurred when the children were very young,” explains Dr. Jim Ticker, a child psychiatrist. “Sometimes before they had made their claims about the previous life.”
For example, there was a girl in Sri Lanka who, as a baby, resisted baths to such an extent that three adults had to pin her down to wash her. At six months of age, she began to show a phobia of buses.
“She later described the life of a girl in another village who had been walking along a narrow road between flooded paddy fields,” describes Tucker. “When she stepped back to avoid a bus going by, fell into the flood water, and drowned.”
There is too much evidence to rebuff it to chance. Reincarnation cannot be dismissed as a fantastical, paranormal myth, and as a result, neither can the soul.
Even without this scientific backing, one does not necessarily need proof to be justified believing in something. This is called “abductive reasoning.” Even if you are a die-hard skeptic, you still use this in your life.
If a meteorologist predicts 70% chance of rain, you don’t need ‘proof’ it’s going to shower, you are justified in bringing an umbrella out with you. You don’t need ‘proof’ that a tree isn’t going to collapse onto you when you sit in the park. You don’t necessarily require scientific ‘proof’ to believe that extraterrestrial beings exist because there are cumulative reasons on why it is very plausible.
Science is the pragmatic measurement of the natural world, but the soul is something out of the spiritual realm.
Take all of this into consideration as you answer this question:
Do you believe in reincarnation?
Humans are Free. Scientific Proof of Reincarnation. http://humansarefree.com/2015/07/scientific-proof-of-reincarnation-yes.html
Stevenson, I. Children Who Remember Previous Lives: A Question of Reincarnation. https://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=98f-CgAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=ian+stevenson&ots=EZWvKTCS8V&sig=O12eq4SlI762YZkxPegey97FGbs#v=onepage&q=ian%20stevenson&f=false Published 2001
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