My biggest problem with a strictly materalist view of evolutionary theory is it's supposed origins issue. Why should I lend credence to a theory that has no foundation. First, there has to be life in order for evolution to occur, and yet so many evolutionists have an atheistic mindset because of this theory that has no idea about how life began in the first place. How can so many people throw God out of the window, replaced by a theory that can't even explain the origin of life? And this is an admission by evolutionists themselves.
Ernst Mayr, "What Evolution Is"
"DNA is now (except in some viruses) known as the molecule that is indispensable in replication. But how could it ever have been coopted for this function? There is no good theory for this... In spite of all the theoretical advances that have been made toward solving the problem of the origin of life, the cold fact remains that no one has so far succeeded in creating life in the laboratory."
Yet Mayr's unswerving faith in materialism leads him to continue...
"However the production of life cannot be too difficult, because it happened on Earth apparently as soon as conditions became suitable for life..."
I thought he was kidding when I read that. "Not too difficult"? I mean biologists who were living a century ago could have toyed witht he idea that life "spontaniously generated" out of non-living chemicals, but now? With all the information we have today, it's just completely absurd. Even the staunch atheist Richard Dawkins admitted in a debate between he and Dr. John Lennox this past october in the University of Alabama, that theories of life's origins were somewhat lacking. Not a direct quote but you can look it up.