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Reincarnation & Karma – Both Have Existed Since Well Before Earth’s Recorded History
Modern science knows of only a fraction of this planet's complete history.
Modern, Western religions' biblical historians tell us that "creation" occurred about 13,000 years ago and that the first human ("Adam") appeared around 11,000 years ago.
In contrast, conventional science says the Earth is around 4 billion years old and that humans (Homo sapiens) first appeared around 60,000 to 200,000 years ago.
True, there are more people hence, souls, here on the planet than ever since the start of recorded history (less than 10,000 years ago). However, Earth has undergone many major changes over its billions of years of history. Pole shifts, floods, massive earthquakes, glaciers, and devastating impacts from cosmic debris; most visible traces of past civilizations on planet Earth have been repeatedly destroyed, pulverized, and buried out of sight.
New archaeological finds often suggest that modern science knows of only a fraction of this planet's complete history.
50 miles south of Florida, in 1200 feet of water, the top of an eighteen-story high pyramid (sonar was used to measure it) rises up through the ocean floor.
Miners were startled to discover silver pots and dishes along with a lengthy man-made wall a mile beneath the Earth's surface in Europe while excavating for natural resources. These items are untraceable to any known civilization in the planet's past.
International researchers, including archaeological experts from the University of Poitiers in France, unearthed evidence of the oldest human ancestor (to date) in Chad, Africa in 2001. An approximately 6.5 million-year-old hominid skull having both old and modern qualities was discovered, blowing apart traditional theories on the history of the human race.
Considering that hypothesis or theory cannot be proven, only invalidated, it's still possible that at some point in Earth's history the population of intelligent beings has been as high as or even higher than it is today.
Furthermore, Earth is not the only place where souls incarnate. Astronomers tell us that there are over 100 billion galaxies throughout the universe. We live in the Milky Way Galaxy with our Sun and neighboring planets. Given that that there are billions of stars like our Sun, it's likely there are millions, if not billions, of inhabitable planets throughout the universe. There are also other dimensions and possibly other universes as well.
There is no shortage of souls throughout the universe and no shortage of places to incarnate.
We especially like the tenants of reincarnation because they disallow the concepts of blame and victimization and nobody "gets away" with anything. You don't have to believe in reincarnation, but if we all acted as if it was true our world would be a better place.
"Since the beginning of recorded time, history has been written by the ‘winners' (those societies and belief systems that conquered and survived). Despite an obvious bias in this accounting method, we still measure the ‘historical accuracy' of a given concept by examining how well it concurs with our existing historical record. Many historians now believe (as I do) that in gauging the historical accuracy of a given concept, we should first ask ourselves a far deeper question: How historically accurate is history itself?" --Dan Brown
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