Aristotle on the reason why some only accept material causes:
"We are dazzled by clear objects of nature, as owls are dazzled by the light of the sun." Aristotle's Metaphysics
One reason some of metaphysics is not grasped well is supplied by Thomas Aquinas:
" due to the weakness of the intellect."
Also: the"Slenderest knowledge that may be obtained of highest things is more desirable than certain knowledge of the lesser" -Question 1. Fifth argument, Reply Objection 1.
We should study Aquinas; we would benefit from this statement about animate beings, i.e. animals:
"A body is either animate or inanimate; and an animal body is manifestly nobler than any inanimate being. But an animal body is not animate precisely as a body; otherwise all bodies would be animate."
Q. 3 Art 1, Sed Contra.
The above should tell us also that intellect and consciousness are not conscious precisely as a body (material) ; otherwise all bodies would be conscious. We could also add other human attributes such as reasoning and self reflection, for they are not that way because they are bodies, for then all bodies would be reasoning and self reflecting.. Ergo... There is an added reality to the material which makes man as man.