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    The Drake Equation Introduction: The Drake Equation is an elaboration of the Principle of Mediocrity; an expression that determines the probability of the discovery of extraterrestrial life within the entirety of the unknown universe. This equation combines the things science knows and does not know to come to the equivalent of N, if N is the number of intelligent species in the universe that are communicating amongst each other right now. The Principle of Mediocrity is essentially the assumption of similarity throughout the universe, pertaining to this solar system being the original copy. It allows for scientists to obtain the physiological position using the knowledge previously discovered about the Milky Way and Earth, and…

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    absence of evidence. Considering the age and size of the galaxy, there should be remains of long abandoned settlements, if not other life forms themselves. Despite being unsubstantiated, there still exists a number of hopeful probability estimates for the existence of alien civilizations. One source of these estimates is the Drake equation, created by Frank Drake of SETI, in which the number of civilizations capable of communication is derived…

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    This brings up the problem known as the Fermi Paradox. This basically states that if the likelihood of intelligent life existing is so high then how come we have yet to come in contact or find proof? This lack of contact is sometimes referred to as “The Great Silence.” Many have tried to come up with solutions to this paradox and some of them definitely seem plausible. One of the obvious ones is that the Drake Equation is completely wrong. However, one of the bigger theories out there is known…

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    An existing Type III galaxy could easily colonize the galaxy. Nevertheless, with no physical relics, chemical traces, or biological influences suggest the existence of any alternate life form, many may assume that there is not intelligent life beyond Earth. Beyond the Drake Equation and much speculation from the scientific world, no evidence suggests that extraterrestrials have visited Earth or have attempted communication. Without any evidence, accordingly, scientists assume that the resolution…

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    Does life exist elsewhere in the universe? — One of the most fascinating and compelling questions, whose answer has eluded us since the moment we learnt about the cosmos. It could in fact help us understand our own existence. There are several probabilistic arguments that not only try to show the existence of life, but also the existence of communicative civilisations. Frank Drake formulated the Drake equation one of the most famous one of these models. Rather than evaluate and quantify the…

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    In truth, this drake equation might seem like it gives us reasonable calculations of the civilization out the in the universe but this is a very flawed equation. In one way that this equation is flawed is that there is not an exact definition as to what constitutes as “intelligent”, such as that there are many forms of intelligence and we as humans might just not be aware of those kinds of intelligences out there in the universe. Also, this equation is flawed in such that we compare everything…

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    Enrico Fermi was a brilliant physicist who raised the question in during a social gathering in Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1943. Virtually everyone has asked this question at some point in their lives, wondering if we are alone in the universe. This has come to be known as “The Fermi Paradox”. The Fermi Paradox, although it predates the Drake Equation, exists because of the odds of alien life the equation brings light to. Created by Frank Drake, the Drake Equation’s purpose is to take estimates…

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    Who doesn’t like to count stars at night? Especially a child, when he/she looks at the sky for the first time, his/her heart gets filled with many questions. Every time they learn something new, they come up with even more and more questions. Can you recall how many times you experienced something like this when you were a child? All the questions you wondered if they were true. I can recall my experiences from the past, looking at the night sky, I always wondered if there’s someone living…

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    Are we alone in the universe? It is a question that many people have asked but no one has been able to answer as of yet but the proof is coming. It is statistically highly improbable that we can be the only life in this vast universe. There are trillions upon trillions of stars in the known universe and each has its own solar system so the odds of finding life are far from impossible. Just last year, NASA's Keppler mission comfirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the "habitable zone" of a…

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    Aubrey Drake Graham, better known as Drake, is a world renowned rapper from Toronto, Canada. He is known for his Grammy winning music, his work on the television show Degrassi, and for his involvement with the communities in Canada and the NBA. Today, the ninety million dollar star is caught in the middle of a horrific murder case of his long time friend and OVO label affiliate, Fif, real name, Anthony Soares. Although the Fif’s death appears as a violent murder on an unexpecting pedestrian,…

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