Is reincarnation real?

Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 10:36:32 PM by Randy B

What makes people believe in reincarnation, besides the fear of death? Are past-life memories and flashbacks, or "crypto-amnesia"? ABC News reporter Nick Watt investigates the realm of past-life regression, and uncovers an interesting psychological phenomenon called "confirmation bias".Confirmation bias "is a tendency to search for or interpret new information in a way that confirms one's preconceptions and avoids information and interpretations which contradict prior beliefs". That means if you want to believe, you'll accept evidence with less critical inspection if it supports what you hope is true.