Materialist scientists reveal a very interesting contradiction with their titles. This is because it is simply not possible to ascertain the truth of the theories for which they claim a scientific basis. Materialists regard the mind--the source of their theories--as the product of brain chemistry. However, there is no logical reason for believing the truth of a theory that is accepted as a product of chemical reactions. A noted 20th century materialist and Darwinist, J.B.S. Haldane, was aware of this. He wrote:
It seems to me immensely unlikely that mind is a mere by-product of matter. If my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of the atoms in my brain, I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true. They may be sound chemically, but that does not make them sound logically… In order to escape from this necessity of sawing away the branch on which I am sitting, so to speak, I am compelled to believe that mind is not wholly conditioned by matter. (J. B. S. Haldane, "When I Am Dead" in Possible Worlds: And Other Essays , Chatto and Windus: London, 1932, reprint, p. 209)
The only way for a materialist to get out of this dead end is to accept, as Haldane said, “the mind is not wholly conditioned by matter”. Since someone who accepts this idea ceases to be a materialist, materialism is a philosophy that refutes itself. For this reason, materialist scientists’ theories are untenable from the outset!
This includes Darwinism. Darwin tried to explain the human mind as the product of chance plus natural selection. But he knew well that such a claim held no reliability and admitted that, with him, “the horrid doubt always arises”. In a 1881 letter to W. Graham, Darwin expressed these doubts in these words:
...[T]hen with me the horrid doubt always arises whether the convictions of man"s mind, which has been developed from the mind of the lower animals, are of any value or at all trustworthy.(CHARLES DARWIN TO W. GRAHAM, Down, July 3rd, 1881 in Francis Darwin, editor, The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Vol.1 , New York: Basic Books, 1959)
Materialism and Darwinism are theories that refute themselves. Therefore, they are logically untenable from the outset. And the support for these nonsensical claims given by academicians should not be held as scientific but as the result of philosophical and psychological factors.