At first glance the problem might seem far removed from the design detecting rules William Dembski laid out in his Cambridge University Press monograph.
When the pincer closes around a pattern, intelligent causation is uniquely implicated.
Rosenhouse’s belief in the creative power of evolutionary processes is based not on hard data but on his faith in the philosophy of scientific materialism.
It’s the evidence from Sagan’s fiction and other popular writing that is especially provocative.
Rational agents often detect the prior activity of other designing minds by the character of the effects they leave behind.