Vonnegut's Philosophy on Rebirth

Maybe God has let everybody who ever lived be reborn - so he or she can see how it ends. Even Pithecanthropus erectus and Australopithecus and Sinanthropus pekensis and the Neanderthalers are back on Earth to see how it ends. They’re all on Times Square - making change for peepshows. Or recruiting Marines.

From Kurt Vonnegut’s “Happy Birthday Wanda June” (1971).