On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, bivalve wrote:
> Seriously, there is a minor thread of reincarnation within the
>Judeo-Christian tradition, with the suggestion that Elijah's return was
>to be by reincarnation or that John the Baptist was Elijah reincarnated.
>Calvin cites this in his commentary in order to criticize it. Scientific
>evidence, especially archaeology, can disprove a lot of reincarnation claims,
>along the lines already noted-actual memories of a previous existence ought
>to be accurate; statistically most people ought to be reincarnations of
>ordinary people, etc.
I read a magazine article on people who claimed to have had past lives. It
was amazing how they'd been influential in their "past lives"- none of
them seemed to have been part of the hoi polloi.
> Dr. David Campbell
> "Old Seashells"
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Graham Richard Pointer
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
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