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Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design

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Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design is an intelligent design book written by Bradley Monton and published by Broadview Press in 2009.


Monton claims that intelligent design deserves serious consideration as a scientific theory, and on many pages of the book defends intelligent design in opposition to naturalistic processes. He writes:

I think that there is some evidence for an intelligent designer, and in fact, I think that there is some evidence that the intelligent designer is God. The arguments…make me less certain of my atheism than I would be had I never heard the arguments. The evidence isn’t enough to make me stop being an atheist, though.

Closet Theist?[edit]

There is no real evidence that Monton is an atheist. He likes to pretend so to sell more copies of his book, but it is quite clear from the book and his internet posts that he is a theist who believes in God and intelligent design. Monton has also supported William A. Dembski and has claimed the books of Dembski are pro-science.[1] Dembski and many members of the Discovery Institute have endorsed Monton's book and it has also been supported by religious creationists.[2]


The book has been described as using religious arguments and is not taken seriously by the scientific community.[3]