Most in the science world wouldn’t have the guts or the generosity or the adventurousness to praise a book about intelligent design that way.
Dominic Halsmer draws on the engineering concept of affordances to explore how Earth shows evidence of having been intelligently engineered for life.
It is encouraging to me that someone else came to the same basic conclusion as I did following my observation of a total solar eclipse in India in 1995.
Every cosmology either has theistic implications, or ends up wrecking the basis for rational scientific investigation of nature.
Combined with the evidence of information periodically infused into biology, the observation of a start to the universe goes beyond generic intelligent design.