The purpose of human life is to transcend natural laws, with the vision of an afterlife, helping to set this direction. If humans were only animals, we would be under the thumb of instincts, which are natural laws of the pre-human mind and behavior cast in the stone of the genes. Humans consciousness allowed humans to transcend the limitations of its pervious natural instinct, for good or bad. It did not matter the DNA had instincts written in the genes, humans changed and transcended the natural. Natural laws on earth has the metal aluminum, always as aluminum oxide, because aluminum is very reactive with oxygen. Human changed this earthy limit of its natural laws, to make metallic aluminum, thereby transcending a natural path on earth. That being said, if humans are transcending the natural limits of the earth and beyond, where is this all heading? Is there another set of higher level laws that humans are being drawn to, where even the natural laws of death are transcended? Believe in an afterlife, is also belief in transcendence of natural law; science says this is not natural. In that respect, religion leads transcendence. It has to do with the right brain being integrated and preferred by religion; bigger picture orientated.