What doesn't count as chemistry? In reference to my previous post; If the Christian god exists, he would be studied chemically. Anything that exists can be studied chemically.
E.g. This is how the brain functions, DNA, RNA, Neurons etc.
After all that, the question "is it random or determined?" is still there. What is it about that explanation you'd give, that makes "life" random or determined? What is it about the nature of DNA that makes you think it is random?
It doesn't need to be that complex an explanation either. Simply "when you cut of someones head, they die", is that random or determined? A molecule exists, is that random or determined?
What I said before clearly shows that I don't disagree (I can't disagree with something so vague). It's not about the way it's said, it's about what is said.
It's a common statement made in philosophy. Happens a lot.
If I don't have a particular opinion, and see flaws in other's opinions, I will still take part in a debate, rather than ignore the flaws.
I find putting "in my opinion" a redundant statement in a debate or throughout all situations, but it is there after everything I say or do.