Joined: Oct. 2006
SETI, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.
Astronomers and lay people alike are all involved in this search. It involves linking up Internet connected computers to all pitch in to analyze radio telescope data.
What are they looking for in the data? An INFERENCE of intelligence, which would lead them to conclude an intelligence responsible for sending the obviously 'designed' message .
(Recall the movie “Contact” with Jodie Foster.)
Question #2 If we are prepared to say that an inference of intelligence detected from far away originating radio waves must be proof of intelligent life (the designer of the radio signal), then why is an inference of intelligence in complex living systems here on earth not proof of an intelligent designer of that complex system?
Does this sound like a double standard?