Extraterrestrials and the Farce of the Drake Equation

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Extraterrestrials and the Farce of the Drake Equation

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Post by Philip » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:33 am

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The aliens are out there! Or at least so many believe. And bandied about to support this contention, the Drake Equation is often referenced - a probability argument originated by astrophysicist Frank Drake in the early 1960s.

But what actual SCIENCE supports it?

Here, Dr. Michael Heiser reveals how meaningless the Drake Equation actually is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_kFUvbw9Ok

The Drake equation is:

N=R x Fs x f/ x ne x fl x fi x fc x L

where:

N = the number of civilizations in our galaxy with which communication might be possible (i.e. which are on our current past light cone);

and

R∗ = the average rate of star formation in our galaxy
fp = the fraction of those stars that have planets
ne = the average number of planets that can potentially support life per star that has planets
fl = the fraction of planets that could support life that actually develop life at some point
fi = the fraction of planets with life that actually go on to develop intelligent life (civilizations)
fc = the fraction of civilizations that develop a technology that releases detectable signs of their existence into space
L = the length of time for which such civilizations release detectable signals into space.

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Re: Extraterrestrials and the Farce of the Drake Equation

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Post by claysmithr » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:01 pm

doesn't the drake equation imply evolution? the whole thing becomes moot when God is factored into things

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Re: Extraterrestrials and the Farce of the Drake Equation

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Post by Stu » Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:11 am

The Drake Equation is complete science-fiction and nothing else.
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