Whenever reincarnation comes up, someone will inevitably ask the question:
“We are seeing a huge increase in the human population on Earth; does that mean that new souls are being created to fill these roles? If there were only a small handful of human souls when the species evolved to what we know it as today, how on Earth can there be so many souls now?”
This question makes one HUGE assumption: that only humans have souls and only humans incarnate. Now, I know this is controversial and people have different feelings on it, but I want to offer my perspective.
Do you know how many insects are on Earth right now? Far, far more than there will ever be humans. If all those insects have souls (as I believe they do), surely there are enough souls to go around to spare a few for the influx of humans. 7 billion, while a big number for a species with such an impact on our environment, is actually a pretty small number when we’re talking about organism count.
That said, I do not know the answer to the question of whether new souls can be created. I believe that all souls already exist, as they can never be truly created or destroyed. They simply are, but what they manifest as can be in forms we might call new. That is to say, I feel that many souls on Earth are here for the first time or are physically incarnate in any capacity for the first time. But this does not make them “new” souls, as such. Of course, this is conjecture on my part as I really don’t know the full reality of souls. Still, though, new soul creation is not necessary to populate the human species on Earth, as there are plenty of existing (both incarnate and non!) souls to go around.