At his blog Santi Tafarella, a self-avowed agnostic, asks some interesting questions, no?
“How do you know that matter precedes mind at the beginning? That would make contingent matter either eternal or self created, right? How can that be? Why, at the beginning, is self existent matter any less mysterious (ontologically) than self existent mind? . . . I find material existence absent mind as ontologically absurd and baffling as mind absent material existence. It’s why I’m an agnostic.”