Questions tagged [reincarnation]

For questions involving rebirth after death into a new body.

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what would be the psychological ramifications an individual with an unlimited amount of lives?

During the dark ages, a woman ran afoul of a witch, who put a curse upon her and her daughter with a spell. The evil witch cursed the poor woman with eternal motherhood. It gave her complete ...
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Why keep killing a reincarnating enemy? [closed]

Emperor Evulz has a worldwide empire of tyranny, and only the Chosen One™ has the magic to have a chance of stopping him. So he kills the Chosen One™, but the thing with prophecies is that they must ...
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How a character from the future, reincarnated in the medieval times, could use their knowledge without being accused of witchcraft? [closed]

The setting: more or less our regular medieval times, no magic or magical creatures, but religion is big and most people believe in folklore and superstition. The plot: character from the far future ...
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Demographic consequences of closed loop reincarnation

My question is inspired by the Tolkienesque elven cycle of rebirth, but with a twist. Suppose "elves": Do not experience aging after reaching maturity and do not die of old age or diseases Mature ...
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Soul Identifying

In my story, I have a system in place that needs a person to be identified as who they will be by their soul. Reincarnation allows the same souls to be identified time and time again over a period of ...
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Cycle of Reincarnation - Bypassing the wait

Lets say for arguments sake, that a world, with maximum population of 5 billion, the common Joe gets reincarnated a few hundred times since the creation of humankind. This type of reincarnation is ...
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If soul reincarnation is real, then with an increasing population, why doesn't the world run out of souls?

For the purposes of this question, assume that: reincarnation is a real thing, and is based on a "soul" which, after (and only after) death of one host body, potentially with some delay, is reborn ...
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If memories and knowledge could be kept, which year would be best to be “reborn” in? [closed]

I'm trying to create a character that is given an option after his death to choose the exact year he wants to be reborn in with all his memories still there. However, he is not allowed to let anyone ...
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Being reborn with your memories - Knowledge is power, but how much?

Imagine a world like ours, with humans that have a soul which passes on into a new human body, taking the memories with it. They get accessible during puberty, gradually. as the number of humans is ...
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Trying to build a realistic dead-people, biologically and environmentally friendly world based on biological naturalness and ancestry [closed]

What would be wrong, with, say having an open area where everyone could be let there to decompose naturally (once dead). How long would it take, using this technique, for subside to reach the stage ...
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How can brain information be transmitted through a mobile network?

Based off this question, since it also involves brain uploading. My Magnificent Bastard villain is a cognitive neuroscientist with his own lab who has interest in knowing how brains would work in a ...
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Reasons to not allow an uploaded brain to be conscious?

My story has brain uploading, but in practice it serves a purpose more like reincarnation, recreating the original recorded state of the scanned brain in a pre-prepared clone of the deceased. I need a ...
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How can a single person with unlimited lifetimes and persistent memory affect the world?

Assumptions : This person (let's call him Bob) lives a normal life and ages normally, and dies of natural causes as well Once Bob dies of any cause, his mind, memories, and thinking all transfer to a ...