As an old professor of mine told me in an email recently: “Long live visceral proximity!”
ID is not religion. But even if we were to concede falsely that it is, such a characterization is irrelevant to the question of whether it is true.
The SEETI thinkers are looking for signs of intention. Even in global death, they believe they could separate natural causes from intelligent causes.
The newer study agrees that the composition of Venus’s atmosphere is unusual but not that it is evidence for life.
Scientists are making observations that add to Denton’s case, further constraining the requirements for habitability.