Reply to post: Re: See the Drake Equation.

NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

Paul Kinsler

Re: See the Drake Equation.

The problem with the Drake equation is that although it partitions all the unknowns into types, it doesn't make them less unknown. It's better to think of what a pututative spacefaring civilization might get to do, and under what circumstances - see e.g.

http://www.brin-l.com/downloads/silence.pdf

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