You miss the fundamental chaos of the universe. While what you said in the OP may very well be valid, you make a ton of assumptions in there. For one, the universe could simply hit a probability point and blink out of what we call existence (no reason for it not to). You then are in a tough situation: your subject is neither alive nor dead, since both of those categories require an existential view of the universe as currently understood.
These little bits of chaos, and what they may potentially mean, are what makes our exploration through the universe the process that it is. Just because you have a roadmap, and that map is accurate to within 1 micrometer, doesn't mean that between the time you get the map and the time you go to the area, that you really have any idea of what the place is like. Once again, from "Good Will Hunting" - you've seen pictures of the Sistine Chapel, but do you know what it smells like?
The data may be objective, but your own experience is entirely that.