Stephen, I commend you for valuing the examination of your question enough to explore it, and share it with us. No one person or group knows the answer, of course; but I would contend that if one believes in the eternal nature of the soul and its animation of our human bodies, then the perspective of eternity is the gauge against which to consider such questions.

Omnivorous lover of life with interests from poetry/literature and science to geopolitics, health and art. IFB.

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