Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

  • Mood:

Intelligent Life on Other Planets

This is a cute article, but 1) it doesn't specify what numbers they plugged into whatever equation they used, and 2) it doesn't specify much about their rationale for the different sets of numbers they used. This is basically like Drake's equation: you can get wildly different results depending on the numbers you choose and why you choose them, and the equation itself doesn't give you a way of checking it against reality.

In other words, it's science fiction dressed up as science. Still interesting to read, though.
Tags: news, science fiction, space exploration

  • Birdfeeding

    Today is cloudy, windy, and cool. It rained earlier. I fed the birds. I've seen three bluejays, several doves, some sparrows and housefinches, a…

  • No More Stolen Sisters

    Today is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. This is a longstanding human rights issue. Many…

  • Birdfeeding

    Today is sunny, mild, and calm. I fed the birds. I've seen a small flock of doves, a small flock of grackles, a small flock of house finches,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.