If scientific considerations compel an inference to design, and more so, to a theistic conception of a transcendent creator, that’s surely important.
What a peculiar thing to do. You invite someone for a “dialogue” and then, only once he’s left the building, do you start debating with him.
The meeting exposed the reality, hidden from the public, that leading evolutionary theorists recognize that natural selection has no real creative power.
Why an avowedly Christian group would have its guns out for the God hypothesis is an interesting question from a psychological perspective.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time we have seen inaccurate descriptions of intelligent design from Professor McGrath.