as for those who say that there is "more". your brain creates the thought that there is more. a chemical reaction pops off in your head.
That's like saying "a painting is only a bunch of paint splattered on a canvas.", that would mean a doodle by a retarded person is equal to a classic painting. Which certainly is not the case. Plus there is no proof that the brain creates anything. Reducing it all to chemicals is like saying "hey, the music playing on this cd you enjoy so much is just a bunch of sound sequences!". But why the sound sequence was made that way? And why would you trust a chemical reaction that tells you about the material world, but not one that tells you there's something more?
So can everything else be reduced to this chemical reaction, as well as material reality. Just because all humans, animals and other things submit to the same material reality, it does not mean it is not a chemical reaction too. Does material reality hurt you? Yes, do you feel pain, yes. But you can also hallucinate pain, or have something make you feel bad that is not material. My point is, if there was only yourself on the world plus mineral and trees, how would you know for sure the material realm was not only a chemical illusion too, since there would be no animals or other humans to confirm that to you? Then multiply it by billions of humans and animals and you get the current world. But does the fact that more billions of similar "chemical reactions" tell the same thing really mean it's real? Remind yourself that the dna of you and a bug is only different by a small percentage, or so I read.
So a person who says that the meaning of something more we experience is just a chemical should take it to the next level and dismiss everything as one. After all, just because more brains with chemical reactions feel the realness of the material, that does not make it so. You have to be skeptical. It's clear to me that it is cowardice that prevents most people who believe meaning is only a chemical to take it to the next level (reducing everything, not just meaning, to it), for that would involve transcending extreme physical pain. But why not, since pain is ultimately a chemical reaction too? You don't believe pain is floating around in a material way, waiting to enter your body do you?
Most people who are in a lot of pain cannot stop feeling it by realizing it's only "a chemical reaction", as most people who feel great meaning would not be able to erase it so easily by telling themselves that.
Plus I see no point in beauty, different colors and forms, different types of plants and their defenses like spines, etc., unders this "meaning it's only a chemical reaction" paradigm. And I'm not even mentioning the fact that it's totally stupid to believe there was no consciousness before living beings. Do you really think these whorthless sacks of organic life, like microorganisms and animals, were the first types of consciousness there were, and before they appeared, everything (including trees) had no consciousness, no intention, no love, etc. and everything was just like, black, nothingness and void? If you say no, I don't believe that, I don't see why consciousness should be disregarded as more illusory than the material, and please don't mistake me for those new age "everything is consciousness and love" freaks.
Well, forget it, I always end up making a mess when I try to explain my views on this. I'll refrain from doing so in the future. I hope it's clear I do not think the above text is very coherent or expresses exactly what I think.