Why is the idea of reincarnation still seen skeptical despite such a huge weight of evidence?
(As posted at amazon.com) In his book ’Reincarnation’A Critical Examination (1996/2002),’ the late Paul Edwards quoted Charles Darwin, together with other three well-known scholars, saying ’To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.’ Hence, Edwards tried to kill his supposed an error, i.e., the idea of reincarnation, in particular, the scientific lifework on ’Reincarnation’ by the late Professor Ian Stevenson. In the last pages he quoted Stevenson’s testimony in a BBC program (in 1976); let me quote the part: Professors Cohen and Taylor regarded the notion of extra-cerebral memories as totally absurd. Professor Stevenson vehemently disagreed. ’Memories may exist in the brain,’ he said, ’and exist elsewhere also.’ The best evidence that they may exist elsewhere, Stevenson continued, comes from his own reincarnation research. On the question of the ’storage’ of memories he remarked that there ’might be a