In principle, the conjoining of the many Rare Earth factors could overwhelm the available probabilistic resources and serve as evidence for Earth’s design.
We are not saying DNA is like a message. Rather, DNA is a message.
The firm belief in extraterrestrial life — a belief nearly universal in the scientific community — is an act of faith.
Steven Novella is a Yale neurologist who has consistently denied that ID is a valid scientific inference.
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.