I take it you don't entertain the theory of vitalism?
I'll have to confess to having to research that term before answering. Thanks, that's a good one to know. I'm familiar with that particular "sentimental view", but I didn't know it actually had a name.
Simple answer: No, no reason to.
I'm very much an amateur when it comes to chemistry, biology and their interrelated life sciences. But as I understand it, this is another non-falsifiable theory; and as such, hasn't much worth. Is the basic premise behind vitalism possible? Sure! You bet!
But we've had many such notions, throughout history, to describe that which we don't understand
just yet. Many of the ancient Egyptians believe that the brain served no other purpose than to produce mucous for the nose until more knowledge was gained. In any case, I'd very much like to see the question quantifiably-answered by the scientific community, if such a thing is possible. It's a very important issue that lies at the foundation of much philosophy.
Thanks for asking. You?