Originally posted by Jay Joos
Care to explain why not?
I can't speak for Rwinget, but my answer would've been (is) the same as his. For me reincarnation fits into the same categories as God, Faeries, Ghosts, and other superstitious and supernatural events and phenomena.
I choose not to believe in any of these things, including reincarnation, for two reasons: 1. no one has ever been able to convincingly describe a mechanism for reincarnation, and 2. it goes against my whole view of the way the world works in a natural (rather than supernatural) way.
Of course, I understand the argument that goes that just because we don't have an explanation doesn't mean something doesn't exist - I've used that one myself in these forums.
But, in reality, it's my second reason that has most importance for me. My worldview is based upon this notion - that the world is understandable in a rational and natural way, and that supernatural events and phenomena do not exist and do not occur.