I like TauPhi 's post above (No. 39) because it gets at again how we co-exist with two very real perspectives: At our most basic, we exist as atoms and void. There's no getting around that. That is true.
However, we don't experience our existence *as atoms and void* (or as interactions of chemicals). We experience our lives at the level of feelings and sensations. That is ALSO true.
Both can be true at the same time and neither need override the other.
I hope I've characterized TauPhi's points correctly!