A god could have created life in any way he saw fit, why does it need to be like turning on a light switch? I think that if there is a God, creation was the outcome, evolution being his method of creation. You can't just click your fingers and a painting makes itself on a canvas, you have to have a method, you need to turn one thing into another.
This is a comment I put up on youtube, I thought it was worth sharing.
As for "reproducing after their kind", "kinds" of animals are a human construct, used to classify animals so we can distinguish one from the other, in reality, all animals are related in some way.