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reincarnation

(rē-ĭn-kăr-nā′shŭn) [″ + incarnation]
1. The belief held by members of some religious groups that a person returns in physical or spiritual form to live again after death.
2. A renewal of interest in an old or previously discarded idea.
3. A psychological or spiritual reawakening of someone who had previously been engaged in a wholly different set of activities or interests.
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Section] Unless a reincarnationist is willing to say there was a "first generation" of souls created with the first humans, he is exposed to absurdity by the recency of human life on the planet.
A reincarnationist must believe that all the victims were simultaneously punished for past sins.
It seems to me that reincarnationists have ready answers for all these three objections; see, e.
Lessing never declared that he actually believed in reincarnation but he is frequently cited by contemporary reincarnationists as one of the great men who shared their view.