Mindless Matter or Creator?

“Either human intelligence ultimately owes its origin to mindless matter; or there is a Creator. It is strange that some people claim that it is their intelligence that leads them to prefer the first to the second.”

John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University (emeritus), internationally renowned speaker and author of several books on the interface of science, philosophy and religion.

If we conclude that mindless matter is the source of our intelligence, it appears to contradict universal processes which are necessarily moving from complex systems to simpler ones. A sophisticated source of intelligence would give birth to less sophisticated intelligence, rather than so much useful complex information appearing out of nowhere.

And why doesn’t sophisticated intelligence continue to arise from nothingness rather than being a result of hard work and study?