It’s ABD — “Anything But Design,” as Sarah Chaffee says — that is, anything but design that might leave open the door to a source of transcendent intelligence.
Or in a rock? Or a snowflake? This is a common contention from ID critics.
Darwin thought everything evolved from a simple cell by mindless chance processes. The animals don’t know that.
Adam Frank (University of Rochester) interviewed fellow astrophysicist Avi Loeb (Harvard) about the future possibility of detecting “techno-signatures” from space.
The discovery of ETs would not undermine the case for the design of terrestrial life one bit. The situation for Darwinists is very different.