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They're doing science. But they're in the hypothesis stage, and they have never claimed anything else. They've asked a question: "IF there were ET's, how would we identify them?" They've come up with tests, but so far those tests have failed to yield any worthwhile results. Also part of the process, as long as this is presented in an honest way.

ID is doing science then. They've asked the question: "If an intelligence designed something in biology, can we detect it?". They've come up with some tests, but so far nothing convincing, and no worthwile results.

There is a distinction. SETI is looking for signs of ET's, a different, yet still fully natural being.

ID is not trying to prove panspermia. It's trying to prove that a creator outside of the existing universe made it all happen. This creator is supernatural pretty much by definition, and has been repeatedly brought up, beyond the scope of science.

As much as that may be annoying, it is what is.
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