From time to time I post on intelligent design (ID) here, as that perspective on origins could be (and has been) offered as a backdrop for any intelligent ET life that might be found out in the universe someday. That is, the Designer would also have designed alien life if it’s real (but that doesn’t comment on the mechanism).

ID often gets criticized for not having an “real” scientists in its support. Here’s a post that lists seven modern Novel Prize winners who didn’t like Darwinism and favored some sort of design argument instead. (Note that one of the commenters adds an eighth). The post is very strong, in that it includes lengthy citations from each one that demonstates their belief in ID.