Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Drake Equation

Here is SETI's Dr. Frank Drake explaining his famous equation for determining the prevalence of alien life in the galaxy:

If you want to play around with the numbers in the Drake Equation, and see what you come up with, you can do so here.

You can also read Stan Friedman's critique of the Drake Equation (and SETI in general) here.

Paul Kimball


El Cerdo Ignatius said...

Hmmm...the Drake equation. I'd put this forward as my theory:

Crankage of the tunage / Π - Drunken notes of apology = 5µ * (Gravitational constant of the universe / Acadia University)

Oh, wait a minute. You said Frank Drake's famous equation. Never mind.

Paul Kimball said...

Hahahahahahaha!!!! :-)