The discovery of extraterrestrial life could be the death knell for atheism, at least for the thinking atheist. On the other hand, it should not be at all surprising for someone holding the Christian world view that God is the creator of life in the universe.
We know that intelligent minds can create functional information and digital software. Some scientists, however, mistakenly believe that entropy = functional information due to an inadequate understanding of functional information as defined in the literature.
Astronomer, Carl Sagan, was famous for promoting the idea that there could be millions of alien civilizations in the universe. Recent analyses, however, suggests we may be the only technologically advanced civilization the universe has ever known … and we should not even be here.