Sunday, 30 Nov, 2008 Offbeat

Reincarnation and Immortality in Science


Cases when one remembers things that happened to somebody else and places where he has never been before are usually considered to be supernatural. Science, however, has its own point of view about the so-called "reincarnation".

One of these cases: a little girl is totally convinced that she has grown-up children, she's worried about them and she describes her house, her husband with whom she apparently has been living for many years. According to a psychiatrist's advice, her parents go to see the town of her daughter's "dreams". And they finally find there the described street and the house, and all the relatives inside.

According to journalists, such cases look like the haunting of a lost soul in another body. The professor Eliach Orota has another version for these cases. He considers that a child's mind can connect to the huge informational resources, which are hidden in the collective subconsciousness, as if a personal computer would connect to the Internet.

A human mind operates only with a few percent of the information stored in the memory. For its psychic health the brain learns not only to remember, but also to forget - to postpone a less actual information into farthest compartments of the memory.

Eliach Orota's version is more reasonable than the theory of reincarnation. But the phenomenon of body changes can be explained in different ways. Russian physiologist Anohin presumed that the so-called "silent genes", the surplus genes that don't participate in the transmission of the genetical information to the descendants, are not so inactive as it was thought. They codificate the information about everything that happens to someone during his whole life, they are some kind of memory genes that memorate everything, even what a usual memory erases.

During communication, people always interchange cells: when shaking hands, when kissing, simply when situated in a somebody else's house, whose dust contains exfoliated, but completely viable cells of its inhabitants. That's why, everyone of us carries a lot of genetical material of other people - not always known and not always alive ones. Usually, this genetical material "sleeps", but, in some conditions, it can "rouse" and bring about changes in the carrier's mind. If the donor of the genetical material already came to the end of his lifetime, the carrier of the borrowed cells makes his destiny come to life.

Cases of alive people changing into ones who've already died prove, according to this theory, the great capabilities of the genetical material. Which, in its turn, totally changes one's point of view about the meaning of the word "death". It may result from the theory that we can't consider death to be neither the lack of breath, the stopping of the heart's beat, nor the death of the brain. Till the genetical material of the dead man is saved, the dead man can be revived even from one single cell, take cloning for example. Thus we won't receive a doubled person - a biorobot - but a whole personality of the dead man, because the silent genes store all the information gathered through lifetime. In addition, the separate cells can be saved in the appropriate conditions for as long as one wishes (as a good example of this is the experiment performed by professor Raul Cano, who revived a microbe that lived 30 million years ago).

In order to collect from every person on Earth a single piece of a nail or a hair root, and to store them in a vacuum till cloning technology becomes more advanced, the expenses will be not higher than the creation of an atomic bomb.

Posted by summer_rain

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