God has characteristics according to the Bible because that is how humans explain things. The human aspects that you attribute to God are like those of Psuedo-Christians that go to mega-churches. The article is what mentioned intelligent design, I merely was reflecting what the article was stating.
Absolutely the people that wrote the book were scientists, though they probably didn't have degrees which you seem to think are necessary for one to be a scientist. Science is systematic knowledge and that knowledge was encoded in the Books of the Bible.