Yes, that is one of the most important points. No matter where you stand on all these issues, one thing is for sure: reproduction and survival are goals. They don't make any sense whatsoever in a material universe. Why should a random array of atoms care about survival? Why should the universe prefer one state of affairs over the other? Impossible in materialism.One of them, and possibly the most important thing I took away from this book, is how Darwinists treat purpose in life and evolution.
On an optimistic note, I was at a dinner party yesterday for new year's eve and met someone who is a senior IT guy and who told me that his sister is a leading biochemist. You can read about her research here: bzh.db-engine.de/default.asp?lfn=2241&fg=3528
The way he described what her research is about it that proteins are a bit like TCP/IP packets on the internet, in that they contain a "targeting code", i.e. some kind of addressing mechanism, just like with computer networks. He then totally surprised me when he said, out of the blue, that there are articles published now that show that Darwinism is mathematically impossible! I don't know what his sister thinks about it, but I wonder how many scientists, while giving lip service to evolution in their research descriptions and grant application, know that Darwinism cannot work? I guess there's hope!