I consider myself sympathetic to the idea of the survival of consciousness after death. However, one of the things that's always bothered me about reports of mediums and after-death experiences and the like is that I can't recall any mention of the dinosaurs. They were around for 200 million years! If the common takeaway from ADE reports is that life has a meaning, what role could the dinosaurs have played? Surely it wasn't just to become oil, could it?