Interesting topic. It does bring back a memory of something my uncle noted once. Whenever a family member dies, it seems that a baby is born back into the family within a few years. I'm not saying that the new baby is always necessarily the family member who passed away, but this could be the case sometimes. For instance, my great-great grandfather passed away a few months before I was born. However, I have no memories or reason to believe that I was him. My youngest cousin was born a few months after my great-grandmother passed away, but I don't feel that she is the same soul who was my grandmother. I suppose what I mean to say is that his principle may demonstrate reincarnation at certain times, while it may simply be a pattern of death and birth (not rebirth ) at other times.