Universal Darwinism is the belief that Darwin’s theory can be applied fruitfully to many scientific disciplines, not just to biology.
A paper likens the proteome to a language with a “quasi-universal grammar” possessing the minimum complexity necessary to function as a cell.
“Technosignatures” is just abstruse enough to evade most Congressional waste hunters.
Theorists hope to alleviate a deficiency in Shannon information theory, which dealt only with the structure of a communication, not its semantics.
Only a freely acting, designing agent resolves the mystery. Only such an agent creates, truly, ex nihilo.