Excerpt from A Short View of Great Questions 2. The theory of Theology - that man is created at his birth with an immortal soul which survives the death of his body. 3. The theory of Reincarnation, sometimes called Metempsychosis, or the Transmigration of Souls - that man has an immortal soul which existed before his birth and survives the death of his body. These three theories are very old, and it is t of record that the mind of man has conceived any other, differing from them in its basic form. Of the three, one must be true, and two false. We are at the point where there are three forks to the road, and only one is the right way. It is t the policy of wisdom to halt, or to proclaim that there is way out. It is even better to advance on the wrong road than to stand still; for the wrong road when explored must yield some evidence that it is the way of error. It is t likely that each of the three theories is sustained by exactly the same amount of evidence, or that an inquiry would prove each to be precisely as reasonable as the others. The true one must have more evidence to support it than the false ones, the truth being stronger than that which is untrue. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.