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Drake Equation: How Many Alien Civilizations Exist?

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Are we alone? It is a question that has occupied mankind for centuries.

Today, we live in an age of exploration, where robots on Mars and planet-hunting telescopes are beginning to allow us to edge closer to an answer.

While we wait to establish contact, one technique we can use back on Earth is an equation that American astronomer Frank Drake formulated in the 1960s to calculate the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations may exist in the Milky Way galaxy.


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    • F16JetJock

      The problem with Dr. Drake is his ignorance of microbiology and ignorance of his Creator. God conveyed to us that he only created life on earth. And if you doubt it? Then take-up your doubts with Dr. Harold Morowitz of Yale (ret.) who did have an understanding of microbiology.
      Because the smallest living thing with the ability to procreate would require a minimum of 239 individual protein molecules with each having a minimum 410 amino acids, of which, are all intricately formed into a left-hand rotating chain aka DNA.

      So what is the probability of this critter being created by chance? None. Dr. Morowitz calculated one chance in ten followed by 29,345 zeros. Indeed, one in ten followed by only 50 zeros is considered impossible no matter how much time is allotted.

      Consequently, I recommend that you skeptics to not “hold your breath” that life forms will ever be discovered on another planet or moon. It’ll never happen. Dittos for SETI. They’re all just wasting their time trying to disprove our Creator when it is so much easier to prove that His living creations, including Earth and its environment, were all created by supernatural creation and of perfect design.

      • HereAmI

        Thanks JetLock. Your kind is so rare, but so profound, and so simple.
        Another direct reference to the power of our God can be experienced by visiting the website “The Other Bible Code”, where similarly marvellous revelations of the perfection of His purpose await you.
        We are told above that today we have robots on Mars. I have the deepest doubts about this. No for-profit corporation ( ie, the US, in 1871 ) is going to throw money away on such a project, when far greater profits can be realised by fabricating the whole thing, just as they did with the “moon landings”.
        Man’s hubris and intrinsically lying nature has, in these last few years, reached allmost to its full Satanic apotheosis. Soon the mask will be stripped away, and the sight will not be a pretty one. Six thousand years of deception and lies will be finally revealed.
        The end of all things is at hand.
        Visit The Daniel Timeline for the revelation of the End Date.

      • TwelveStrand85

        you sir get the award for most ignorant commenter of the evening….there is evidence all over the place….do your research. To even think that we are the only intelligent beings in existence is completely asinine. WOW

        PS I am not a drake supporter i am neutral towards him.

    • Isis

      When you take some ancient writings … and some scriptures out of metaphor … the answer is there …  we have never been alone … and the count of celestial civilizations could began with the count of stars …. because star colonies are multiplies during the same time stars are established ….

      17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as (during the same time) the stars (star colonies) of the heaven ….

      A lot of evil have been done … and with evil celestials residing in the stars …. the people of the Mother Earth and the Mother Earth has suffered greatly …. we were born to inherit the stars ….

    • TwelveStrand85

      Drake Equation: How Many Alien Civilizations Exist?… thats like asking how many drops of water are there in the atlantic ocean or how many grains of sand are in the Gobi desert

    • Pix

      Alien life is a guarentee, there are billions of planets within untold billions of galaxies. The basics for life requirements are few. We have recorded bacteria and viruses in comets, our own bacteria and even tiny creatures such as water bears can live in the vacuum of space, in fact they even bred in the vacuum of space.

      How many inteligent alien life forms are there, is a different question all together. Any alien civilsation able to travel the vast distances of the universe, would be so far in advance of our puny technological discoveries, I doubt we’d even know they were here.

      :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Big Craig

      @F16JetJock, when they come to get me tongiht am I allowed to tell them that they don’t exist?

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