Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for Drake Equation

The Drake Equation is well known to most who wonder about the possibility of intelligent life existing elsewhere in the universe.  Personally, I have no doubt intelligent life exists somewhere in the universe.  The only question is, how common is it? 

The Drake Equation is meant to estimate how many intelligent civilizations may exist in our galaxy that have the technological capability to communicate with us.

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This video gives a good background of the equation and looks at a couple of the estimates that have been made using the equation.


  1. I too believe that intelligent life exists out there. For me it's stupid to believe that intelligent life formed just on this one planet in the entire universe. However, I've never heard of the Drake equation before. So thanks. =)

  2. I remember seeing this for the first time on Carl Sagan's Cosmos. I loved it then and still do. The universe should be teaming with life, but everyone is just so far away from each other.

  3. Amazing. I saw something about this once on the Science Channel. I believe in alien life. I don't think I'll ever be lucky enough to see any though.

  4. As huge as the universe is it would be hard to believe we are the only form of life. Great topic for today!

  5. The Drak Equasion is so cool, I remember the first time I learned about it on NPR. Great choice for D.

  6. Interesting concept that is probably all too true. I'm not doing the A-Z this year... to much on my plate. But keep it up!

  7. It is insane to think we are the only one's in the universe. Excellent D post!!
    Checkin' in from the A to Z Challenge.
    Peanut Butter and Whine