I hear what you are saying, however, for me, I think that whilst I can experientially see that things arising are not self, and that body is not self, that ego has a degree of permanence to it. Maybe this is because of the stories we tell ourselves, but at least we tell them consistently. And in that, I suppose we are actually agreeing - your comments make sense that consciousness is a like a flickering bulb, and that moment to moment, there is not an actual permanency of the concious mind. However, logically, I see that ego (my sense of self, my name, where I live, who my parents are etc) does continue, so if this can't continue through the "mini-deaths" of the aggregates, maybe, it continues elsewhere - in a morphic field. And if I am able to pick up on a morphic field which contains the essence of my concsiouness whilst alive, then perhaps another being could pick up on that after I am gone. In essence, I am tending to agree with all you ahev said, and still wondering whether something like (and I am not hung up on it, just intrigued by it) morphic resonance actually posits a mechanism by which this could occur.
Don't get me wrong, when I say I have difficulty in accepting the teaching of rebirth in it's Buddhist form, this is not a block, or hindrance for me in the wider sense of my path. I am with you 100% that one should focus on the things that matter now, and in time, perhaps I will have experiential evidence of something. However, in the sort term, I am not meditating, or experiencing formless thoughts 24 hours a day, and at such times as I am not, my Western trained, intellect based mind is interested in other angles to support aspects of my following. Hence the query, it is great to have a community of people who would have the slightest clue of what I was banging on about to raise this point with. I don't personally see an issue with having an active, experiential meditative life, alongside an intellectual, inquisitive mind. I think in the West, the Dhamma usually crashes headlong into "science" (and I use those inverted commas with a knowing sense of wryness!) - Sheldrake is right out there, as much as some of Buddhism is in proposing alternate realities. I value greatly your comments so far. Do you think we are the only ones wanting to talk about this?!