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Karma, Metempsychosis & Classical Mechanics

What is karma? How can we understand it from a scientific perspective? According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word derives from Sankrit (primary language in Hinduism) meaning “action, work, deed; fate”. Karma is often associated with the concept of metempsychosis (transmigration of the soul), which was established by Pherecydes of Syros (6th century BC). […]