The most valuable aspect of his case is the stimulus it provides to the question, “If non-human intelligences exist, how would we detect them?”
Loeb’s argument represents the most salient example of risky intelligent design reasoning in mainstream science.
I say “ouch” on behalf of materialists, atheists, and Darwinists. Ten million stars and not a hint of alien civilization.
In principle, the conjoining of the many Rare Earth factors could overwhelm the available probabilistic resources and serve as evidence for Earth’s design.
Eventually, Dr. Tyson gets to Saint Charles. No, we mean that literally. Tyson calls Darwin “the greatest spiritual teacher of the last 1000 years.”