A weird idea of much interest is that of reincarnation. What is
reincarnation? Some say it's the fact that a person's soul lives without a
body and throughout the years possesses different bodies. Is this true or is
reincarnation the result of a mentally unstable person's vivid imagination or
even the result of cryptomnesia, when a person takes something they have
heard or seen, forgets about ever hearing or seeing it and then remembers the
event(s) as happening in another life. These three hypothesizes each seem
plausible in there own right. With the help of the SEARCH method it will be
shown which hypothesis fits best.
Hypothesis 1: When a person dies the soul undergoes a process called
reincarnation, in which the soul lives another life in the future.
The evidence I have to back up this particular claim is that of a story I
read in People magazine awhile back.
In this story a woman, who goes by
the name of Jenny Cockell, claims to have experienced reincarnation. She
claims she was once a woman, who went by the name of Marry Sutton, who
died 21 years before Jenny's own birth. Jenny believes this because of
dreams she has had since the age of three. These dreams were unlike
ordinary dreams in how vivid and real they seemed. In the dreams Jenny saw
herself in another time and place. She saw herself as a young mother living
in a small cottage somewhere in Ireland. In one dream particularly Jenny saw
herself with a terrible fever on her own deathbed, terrified of what was to
become of her children. One day Jenny decided to find out what had become
of these children. So Jenny went to Ireland and while looking at a map of
Ireland she sensed that Mary...