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.
Attacks by Christian theistic evolutionists have often followed the same patterns as those of their secular colleagues.