A new theory assigns values to our scant chance of existing. So what does this mean in the search for alien life?
By Matt RansfordPosted 04.18.2008 at 12:06 am 13 Comments
We've talked in this space in the past few months about detecting the existence of Earth-like planets in other solar systems, and on the educated guesswork which goes into putting a number on the probability of intelligent life existing out there as well. You may remember that the discovery of terrestrial planets is well on its way as technology improves; and that the Drake equation—with all its assumptions—has proved to be remarkably accurate.