The other day, a couple of my friends and I were discussing reincarnation as we were having dinner at a Chinese restaurant near Columbia Plaza. We were discussing the possibility of reincarnation, as well as debating whether or not animals have souls. I told them that I believe that if reincarnation is real, it can also be explained through science.
In a Science Channel documentary called “Through the Wormhole“, hosted by Morgan Freeman, scientists have proved that our brains are connected telepathically. The scientists did an experiment where two people are in separate rooms, and one person is subjected to patterns on a screen as a mental stimulant. The other was not. They two people could not see each other, or hear each other. However, once the mental stimulant was shown to one of the test subjects, the other, in a completely separate room, began to show mental patterns that are similar, albeit weaker than the first person. Perhaps, brains do release a sort of energy, not unlike how a cellphone tower transmits and directs microwaves.
So, my theory is that every person releases this kind of energy, with a different frequency; and the frequency determines your identity, much like radio waves. When a person dies, his or her brain can no longer hold all the energy, so it releases it. When it is released, it tries to find a new home. The new home has to be a container with a very small amount of that kind of energy, so it can fit inside that brain. It could be a fetus, or even a fertilized chicken egg.
In my theory, this energy is what people have called a “soul”, and that all animals have a “soul”, even the ones with a lower mental capacity. After all, if the “soul” is a person’s identity, your identity doesn’t change when you go in a new vehicle. The only thing that changes is your physical capacity, much like how if you come out of a Corvette, and get inside a M1A1 Abrams Battle Tank.
I understand that this is not exactly science. However, I’m just curious. What do you guys think of my theory? Am I completely crazy? What are some of your theories regarding the afterlife? And do you think it can be explained by science?