ID is a rival theory, a scientific theory, doing the normal work that scientific ideas must do to supplant a currently dominant idea.
The problem is, none of these people cite papers or other writing by researchers on intelligent design, like the work done by Douglas Axe on protein evolution probabilities.
The Drake equation is simply the product of a set of factors, estimating the number of active, technologically advanced, communicating civilizations in our galaxy.
No threat to science today is in any way comparable to that posed by the state church of post-modern naturalism.
Science is on the move. It is slowly morphing from observing nature to embodying naturalism.