Indeed. For example Jews don't believe in an afterlife. (There's something in their scripture about god eventually coming down and reanimating the corpses, but few of them factor that into their life plans other than not practicing cremation.) They believe that they live on in the results of what they've accomplished (or destroyed) and the memories of those who loved them (or hated them). It gives them a powerful motivation to try to live right. The Confucians have a very similar tradition. I'm a scientist. You don't have to prove anything to me because I know scientific theories cannot be proven true. All you have to do is show me some solid evidence to indicate that the probability of your theory being true is high enough to take seriously. It doesn't even have to be high enough to be "true beyond a reasonable doubt" and take its place in the scientific canon. There just has to be enough substantiation for it to be a plausible hypothesis worth entertaining. And you have failed to do that. At this point it ranks with Hobbits and perpetual motion machines. Life does not have enough bandwidth for us to entertain absolutely every preposterous, unsupported theory that every human being invents. I'm sorry. Yet in 500 years science is the only discipline that has consistently explained things. Spirituality has explained absolutely nothing satisfactorily because it violates the scientific method. It insists that we believe things on the basis of faith only, without any empirical evidence. One or two? Perhaps. "Many?" I doubt it. The scientific method is not so flawed that "many" of its theories are overthrown. We aren't. The matter in our bodies never ceases to exist. Your reasoning is invalid. Life is not matter. Oh please. Take your pseudoscience to the Crackpottery boards. That stuff has been debunked a hundred times over. You're talking to a long-time member of CSICOP. I've seen many of those "paranormal phenomena" demonstrated and then their true workings revealed. Some of it is honest misinterpretation of observations, but a distressingly high portion of it is simply fraud.