I'll make it easy for you . What immutable laws of physics support the notions that dead matter comes to life, or nothing produces something?<quoted text>I'm not even sure how to make sense of that claim. Creation requires laws of physics (even a physics of the non-physical). Those laws mean it isn't 'random chance'(unless, of course, the laws say it is).
<quoted text>Neither assertion that God did it or chance did it can be proved. You write as if those are the only alternatives.
By all means, feel free to interject another alternative.
Word games. There is no difference between a lack of belief in diety and a disbelief in diety.<quoted text>Yes, belief in a deity is equivalent to belief in a Sasquatch. Both have meager and faulty evidence in their support. I am an atheist in the sense that I lack a belief in a deity. If you could supply sufficient evidence, I would change my mind. But the quality and amount of such evidence would need to be very high to support such a large claim.
And yet you are willing to believe that God does not exist without ANY evidence to support your contention.<quoted text>Yes, in fact, I do. The scientific method is simply asking for evidence before belief.
If you believed life has purpose, you wouldn't ask that question. A better project would be to examine the reasons why you think life has no purpose.<quoted text>Why do you think there is a purpose in the first place?
It suggests that OBEs cannot be studied using the scientific method. BTW - there is nothing supernatural about consciousness. German physicist, Max Planck, one of the founding fathers of Quantum Theory gives us a glimpse, "All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration which holds the atom together. We must assume behind this force is the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.“<quoted text>When sufficient, reasonable constraints are put on the collecting of evidence (double blind studies, etc), the effects disappear. That suggests strongly that these are social effects and not actually supernatural effects.
It says that when you tell an individual what's written on the paper you hide from them, they are bound to know. LOL! You crack me up! But seriously, the out-of-body experience is a phenomenon that has been known since ancient times. You would think science would take an interest in it but alas, it doesn't fit science's version of reality, so it is conveniently ignored.<quoted text>Here's a good example: put a piece of paper with writing in a location that cannot be seen. Make sure the subject has NO interaction with anyone that knows what the paper says. You will find no OOBE cases that reliably describe the paper. Now, if there *is* interaction with someone who knows what is on the paper, You *do* get such descriptions. What does that evidence tell you?