George Knapp was joined by psychologist & cosmologist Paul Von Ward, who discussed the Reincarnation Experiment and explained how past lives can be proven, using the science of biometrics. "We have a past life legacy that has been accumulating experience and insight and knowledge and capacities over many, many lifetimes," he said, sharing his theory on reincarnation. Von Ward detailed a number of factors which he uses to determine the likelihood that someone has been reincarnated, such as physical body type, facial features, personality traits, and "unlearned knowledge or skills."
He was dismissive of the often held belief that someone who is reincarnated from a famous person will become famous themselves, saying "that's one of these misperceptions of the way that the reincarnation phenomenon, as we understand it, works." That said, he noted that particular talents and skills do seem to pass on from one lifetime to another. To that end, he noted the famous case of Peter Teecamp, an artist who discovered that he shared extremely similar and unique traits with the late painter Gauguin. When he tried to duplicate Gauguin's work, an act which requires tremendous practice and skill, Teecamp found he could perform the feat with remarkable ease.
On how people can find out if they may have been reincarnated, Von Ward suggested that such curious individuals should look at themselves and determine the major elements of their personality. "What we find, as a result of this process, so many times, is a recovery of a sense of a previous lifetime," he said. He stressed that having a specific name for one's previous incarnation is not necessarily important for learning "what you came with" into this lifetime.