In order to think scientifically, you must have an advanced degree in science. Right?
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?”
It is all about the costs of getting on the wrong side of the power structure. To say that this “chills” debate about scientific issues is an understatement.
More and more, the scientific establishment looks like a special interest group with biases of their own.
My first exposure to intelligent design detection in science took place during a summer job with National Defence Research in 1978 as an engineering student.