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Isn't physical reincarnation merely the law of conservation of mass?

we recycle back into anything, human or not, we break down into carbon etc and become parts of another thing?


  1. ignoring the size difference between potential reincarnated forms, the odds of all the atoms in your body rearranging into a single animal is incredibly unlikely…
    more likely you are going to be scattered about the cosmos (depending on how much time transpires), of course it wouldn’t really be “you” at that point. what makes you unique isn’t the atoms that make you up, but the arrangements that they take.

  2. That’s more akin to recycling than reincarnation. I was always under the impression that reincarnation has to do with souls that live on.

  3. thats not what reincarnation is about. its about souls getting a know body.
    if i die and my body gets moldy the mold is basically composed of the atoms that once were a part of me but thats not really an afterlife you know.

  4. Reincarnation requires a preservation of information that simply does not happen. I’m sure it was a nice theory at one point, but it is quite dead today.

  5. When we die, the mass of our bodies remains, but that isn’t the same thing as reincarnation. Reincarnation implies being recreated as something else. Decay isn’t really another stage in our existence, it’s just the inevitable process that follows death.


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