If life in the universe is singular, if we’re it and there is no other life, whether intelligent or otherwise, what’s the bad news about that, and what’s the good news?
Never fear: whatever our purely hypothetical response to a purely hypothetical event, it can be reconciled with evolution.
Here’s a case where astronomers ruled out intelligent causes, despite their initial excited hopes.
The discovery of ETs would not undermine the case for the design of terrestrial life one bit. The situation for Darwinists is very different.
Scientists in Western cultures have been trained to see the world through a materialist metanarrative where the only acting players are matter and energy.