OK, acturbo, let's go with what you say or a moment. I have a few things to ask.
1. The only consciousness we know of is that formed by brains that are working in human beings. On the assumption that this Consciousness you mention in neither a human body nor indeed material, how can you know it as a Consciousness or indeed know it exists at all?
2. How do we know that 'bits break off' to form humans? Whereas it sounds fine I am more interested in the way you claim to know this is the case.
3. How can you know that people are reincarnated? Although, again, it sounds fine, but I have already posed the question of memory and how it might work between lives and I just don't see how it might work.
great questions ...
1. IMO, the brain does not create consciousness because i don't think it probable that a brain can create, or give birth to, something smarter than itself.
I'm not saying it's not possible, i just personally find it more logical to accept that our mind or consciousness comes from a much more sophisticated "thing" -- from outside our bodies. Also, i consider the countless people that are born with particular gifts, for example, musicions (without ever having learned to read a note of muic), artists, mathematicians that understand numbers and formulas without prior instruction. etc. to be a sign that maybe these people have done this before. When taken together, it leads me to accept that it comes from outside our body vs. from our body -- again, my opinion.
2. Just a minor correction, i suggest that the "bits break off" to join the body, not physically form the body. That is, we have a physical body (how it came to be is another discussion) and at some point during the early term of the pregnancy, when the embryo is physically capable of some set of basic functions, the soul/consciousness arrives. I realize that this may sound nuts, which is fine, but i offer this explanation based on various sources that all point to the same general process. At birth, the physical body will have a soul/consciousness. The soul/consciousness itself could be a young soul, or old soul or somewhere in between.
3. How do we know people are reincarnated ... i can't answer that with a single "here is how we know" answer, but i can try to share some indicators that helped me. NDE cases provide an interesting insight to what they experienced at their death. If you accept some of the more powerful cases, then this gets us half way there, that is, NDE cases help show that we (soul/consciousness/mind ... whatever) seems to have vivid experiences after being clinically dead. NDE doesn't explain the process of coming back though. For that, i looked into Past Life Regression cases. I'm sure you guys have seem a few youtube videos about kids claiming former memories etc. That's fine -- you can take it or leave it. However, some doctors have delved into this topic through hypnosis. Dr. Michael Newton performed some 6,000 past life regressions and documented his findings. That body of work, for me personally, was enough to make me take reincarnation seriously.