Alexander- I see that you've been shopping this question around on the Web.
Let's concede that, regardless of the details, physics is going to expand to include phenomena currently outside our standard model. Given the prevalence of dark matter (or at least something that acts like that gravitationally), the unexplained cosmological constant, and so forth, that's pretty much a given.
The real question is whether there's any hint in that uncertain frontier of physics to support the very old ideas of immortality, etc. I am unaware of any reason to think that physical effects that have eluded our best current experimental probes were nonetheless so accessible as to have evolved deep detailed and important connections with living creatures. Whenever we're reminded of how much we don't know about the universe, it's always an enormous temptation to think that the fulfillment of all of our childhood wishes is somehow hidden just beyond the veil.
On the other hand, the Cards are in the World Series this year, so who knows?
postscript- Especially after that Game 6!
(published on 10/27/2011)