The Drake Equation And The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

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sunkissedlotus: two - one on top one on bottom haha.

Thirty ought Six: what's the square root of 69?

spartacandream: @charliedgz So common even, that we're different that we only had a humanlike civilization once. You're right, we really don't know for certain, we're just figuring this out. Or trying to anyway

AlienshateU: Learn about the Fermi Paradox. They are setting you all up for the fake "alien invasion" to help set up the 7 year New World Order just in time for 2012! Do not fall for it. Do NOT take the RFID Somark tattoos nor PositiveID verichips! 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

KaningLamigin: @monkies978 I agree, however it is very unlikely. The fact that in this planet, we humans are the only intelligent life among the many other species suggests that there is a relatively low chance for extra-terrestial life to have similar intelligence. Finding extra terrestial life is tedious at the least, let alone an intelligent one.

MazeleyFanClub: Equation seems to be limited mainly by fL, the amount of time a communications-capable civilization lives. I really don't think it's very long. We'll be destroying our own civilization within a century (climate change.) We've been handed a gold mine in terms of livable conditions, and "progress" = burning lots of fossil fuels ruins it by design. I bet this story is very common in the universe, not that we will ever find out.

MrCabanes: @cydwest I was using the examples of gas, fire and light to dress up the pattern of having different forms of intelligence other than what we are used to. I truly believe that anything is possible. Who would have thought 50 years ago, that theories on true artificial intelligence could be possible. Thinking sand grains, lol . . . The interface and the intelligence are 2 different things and the equation is not considering this aspect.

cydwest: @MrCabanes Gases are loose collections of molecules that don't contact each other much, so they can't create the complex reactions for life. Fire a chemical reaction of a substance becoming oxidized, so again it can't really become anything beyond that. Light isn't matter, but energy, so it shouldn't be even theoretically possible for it to form something resembling life. I don't want to sound too dismissive, it was actually fun to think about your ideas, but it's part of the process of science.

MrCabanes: @BR177 What paradoxical science could be sometimes-)

BR177: @MrCabanes because they need to prove things to be credible or they will be called lunatics lol.. anyway I don't think you are mad I share your point of view and I really believe those scientist dreamed about it too

MrCabanes: The equation assumes an organic cell-based life form. What about other kind of life forms based on elements such as gas, fire, light? Anything is possible, why scientists box our universe with limited vision?

Nol Duindam: It's just cool@gool54

Nol Duindam: Dude that man is a genius

gool54: doesnt make any sense as values are just a guess how you can use datas which are just a guess????

Rod Karlsen: if Time is an innate quality of the universe and ends within a black hole...what about the black holes that are in the space? were they "universes" before? or are they just shortcuts within other parallel dimensions?

mikebe41: yes I agree with yo, but it sure sucks, to be all alone in the damn big universe!

rollandburn: based on ALL the physical evidence? it seems kind of irrational to spend the billions on a theory.... unless of course some there were some physical evidence of intelligent life out there, perhaps the kind that has come to us for a visit.

farley pants: is that music at the end from Spore? Spore is SO much easier than the real thing!

d34dly4rr0w: You cannot work out how often advanced civillization arises. You have nothing to base it on, the furthest we know so far is that we are the only intelligent lifeform in the universe. This is of course, based on all the physical evidence. For all we know, intelligent lifeform could be an extremely rare thing in the universe.

utubecrazyharish: Hmmm.....have a fundamental quesiton....has space and time coexisted for the same time?
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