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.
Every cosmology either has theistic implications, or ends up wrecking the basis for rational scientific investigation of nature.
Goodall proves that rejecting materialism is not the end of the story. Even opening up the floor for intelligent design is not the end of the story.
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.
Some atheists, like Neil deGrasse Tyson, have miscast Newton as a mechanist and a materialist, in their own image.