Intelligent life?

February 5, 2009 at 9:25 am 1 comment

So the boffins have been using computer simulations to estimate the chances of intelligent life arising on some of the 330 exoplanets so far discovered.

While researchers often come up with overall estimates of the likelihood of intelligent life in the universe, it is a process fraught with guesswork; recent guesses put the number anywhere between a million and less than one.

“It’s a process of quantifying our ignorance,” said Duncan Forgan, the University of Edinburgh researcher who carried out the work.

Less than one form of intelligent life in the universe? Quantifying our ignorance? Well, I had my suspicions…

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  • 1. Ukki  |  February 6, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Greetings earthlings Your browser is currently interpreting content originating from outside your planetary communications net. PLease advice if ou recieve transmissions

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