Do you seriously think Deepak Chopra is the main intellectual challenge to materialism today?
Oh, heavens no. That's the level of challenge YOU present to any argument on this forum.
For instance, in your attempt to say something about a soul, you wrote "There are clearly some things without a physical location that do exist, such as the number 34, and human thoughts: dreams, realisations, computations, disappointments."
Even a cursory examination of your list exposes all of the flaws with your comparisons. Thoughts, dreams, realisations and disappointements exist physically within your body, they are chemical changes that can be watched and measured. Computations? Seriously? They happen in a computer, using well known physics. It's literally the reason you are typing on the internet, because it's real and exists in a place.
As far as the number 34, it's math, which is a shorthand way to describe a quantity of items that is a specific amount. For instance, I can't give you "34" and leave it at that. I have to give you 34 of something, or I give something the name 34, like "Rule 34" indicating it is a specific place in a list of items.
So, if some being gave a human a soul and it's in them, where is it?
Feel free to answer once you've addressed your previous dishonesty (really, shame on you for lying so much) and finish your "My First Book of Deepitys" by Chopra. In between those two, take a course in philosophy.
Why "must"? You are apparently so committed to materialism you cannot possibly conceive of an answer outside its frame of reference. And once again, you finding something "ridiculous" does not constitute an argument.
Well.... the concept of 34 exists in our minds. The objects that number 34 are the same quanity whether we know it or not, call it that or not, of even know it exists.
And again, the frame of reference is that something was given, added, to humans, a physical thing. Where is it, then?
Once you've dealt with your dishonesty, please answer.