I've not been reading the forum much since you joined Jack E so I only read your various topics today. I found them interesting but I have a few things to say about what you believe qualifies pl memories and your overall hubris [IMO] in thinking the goal should be mastery over death. Firstly you say a qualifying factor should be that the memory was present in childhood. I got my first memories at age 36 so I guess that rules me out. Secondly you have implied that an FPL claim should be dismissed as at best erroneous. Why? What methodology have you used to arrive at this conclusion? Are famous people so special that they don't reincarnate? Also you seem to be saying that people who don't have pl memories must be brand new souls? How have you arrived at this conclusion? If one doesn't remember a drunken night out does that mean that it didn't happen? As for your posts, I realise myself you may be threading a dangerous path. I myself have always been analytical and try to be as objective as possible. The reason I was downloaded with so many disturbing memories at 36 was because I was egotistical enough to think that I could claim mastery over my own destiny and intellectualise the spiritual through methodical empiricism. I got slapped down for my sins. Mortal man is not designed to be able to handle ultimate knowledge IMO. My attempts to master it resulted in my experiencing something hellish that went beyond insanity and as a result I have chronic PTSD from it. Science doesn't have all the answers IMO. Some things are beyond analysis.