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.
Why an avowedly Christian group would have its guns out for the God hypothesis is an interesting question from a psychological perspective.
We have an exceptionally woke Congregational church in the neighborhood that has a marquee out front whose contents I’ve come to thoroughly enjoy.
Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins are right that the question about God’s existence is also a question about science, and can be adjudicated as such.
I have heard ID dismissed as “apologetics,” with the implication of proponents in search of evidence to support a conclusion to which they’re pre-committed.