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Bradley Monton is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, notable mostly for allegedly being both an atheist and an Intelligent Design defender. He published a book, Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design, in 2009. He has also written a paper on the Dover trial and given an interview to Casey Luskin.
He's not a random crank - he got his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton in 1999.
Monton resigned from CU Boulder in 2014 after allegations of inappropriate relationships with students, part of a larger scandal involving sexual harassment in the philosophy department at CU Boulder. He was paid out $185,000, which a Boulder official described as a business decision.
I will now argue that it is counterproductive to restrict scientific activity in such a way that hypotheses that invoke the supernatural are ruled out.
This is a doctrine that I endorse, though I realize that not all atheists will endorse it. The reason that I endorse the doctrine is that (as I’ll explain in Chapter 3) I think there is some evidence for an intelligent designer, and in fact, I think there is some evidence that the intelligent designer is God.
- Bradley Monton's faculty page at the UoCB's website
- Bradley Monton’s Blog (his title, not ours)
- An Atheist Defends Intelligent-Design Creationism, Matt Young, The Panda's Thumb, 2 January 2010 (a review/critique of Monton's book)
- Can’t philosophers tell the difference between science and religion?: Demarcation revisited, Robert T. Pennock, Synthese, Volume 178, Number 2, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-009-9547-3 (a scholarly article, full text available)
- "Is Intelligent Design Science? Dissecting the Dover Decision"
- Atheists for Intelligent Design - part 1 (video), IDquest , YouTube, 26 July 2009
- Bradley Monton's CV (PDF)
- CU-Boulder to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $185K to resign by Sarah Kuta Dailycamera
- Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design, p. 38