Bhai, I have really enjoyed reading your post. Thank you. What you have said is based on scientific knowledge and facts. Right?
In the not too distant past, atom was considered to be indivisible, and it was considered to be the smallest unit of matter. When I studied Physics in BSc, our text books mentioned three types of sub-atomic particles. In just a few years, the number of sub-atomic particles has increased significantly. Subatomic particle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The scientific method is a good way to research into the reality of things. No doubt about it.
Now let me touch another dimension ... Scientific knowledge does not endorse the existence of Allah Almighty, because there is no "scientifically proven method" to confirm (Naoozubillah). Billions of people around the world are convinced about the existence of a Supreme Being (whichever name they might use).
This example was just quoted to substantiate that scientific knowledge is NOT FINAL. Prima Facie, you said what you studied in text books.
Just yesterday, I attended a motor show in Islamabad. There were like more than a hundred cars ... and I could feel the bilateral relationship between the owners and their vehicles. The owners spend their time, money, resources and emotions in preparing their vehicles. Do you think they don't get anything in return? I don't think so.
Mercedes is a very reliable vehicle. My brother had a 300D, which proved to be a nightmare to him. Whatever he did, the car did not behave well. No mechanic could understand why the vehicle behaved like that. He finally sold the car, and the new owner, who was not even remotely knowledgeable about how to maintain a car, had a wonderful time with that vehicle.
You live in Japan .. probably for many years ... like China, they hire professional feng shui experts to plan the architecture, and interior of buildings. Right? Is it just superstition? No.
Of course, you have a right to have a certain feeling. Cars may be just a means of transportation to you. I am fine with it. But at the same time, I have a right to believe what I feel.
Brother Madhouse is a metallurgist, and he has expressed his views about it. Another metallurgist friend of mine, who is working with metals at the particle level, is doing his PhD research on emotions of metals. There must be knowledgeable professors who approved his research proposal.