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Message 1308124 - Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 15:56:43 UTC - in response to Message 1308080.
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Figure out the odds of a planet having intelligent life by writing down all of the building blocks and then assessing what the probability that a given planet has each of these and all of these. For instance: if you come up with, say, fifteen must haves; and the chance of a given planet having each of these in the proper parameter range: then take .2 to the 15th power and multiply that by 200 billion to come up with maybe six such planets in our Galaxy. There might be billions in the universe but only a handful in our galaxy if my musings are anywhere near right. If there are only a handful then we will never find them and they will never find us as they are likely to be tens of thousands of light-years away.

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Message 1308412 - Posted: 21 Nov 2012, 17:57:20 UTC
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Right, makes me think of the Drake Equation.

http://www.lifeinuniverse.org/Drakeequation-07-02.html
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Message 1308615 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 4:27:04 UTC - in response to Message 1308080.
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The planet in question is 7 times the mass of earth more the size of neptune the gravity a 150 pound person would weigh 1050 pounds. All the exoplanets are at impossible distances. Anything over a couple lightyears is impossible at our level of technology.

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Message 1308670 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 7:51:24 UTC

All the possibilities lie in radio astronomy, I think. A pity though that radio signals only travel at the speed of light. We should be able to find another form of communication, and then I'm talking about the mind...
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Message 1308704 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 9:36:42 UTC

Radio waves only travel at the speed of light in a vacuum. If radio waves strike an electrically conductive object of any size, they are slowed according to that object's permeability and permittivity.

able to find another form of communication, and then I'm talking about the mind...

The world is full of people who already believe that aliens and god talks to them.

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Message 1308775 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 14:28:19 UTC - in response to Message 1308412.

Right, makes me think of the Drake Equation.

http://www.lifeinuniverse.org/Drakeequation-07-02.html


there is potentially a lot of slippage either way with this maybe green-banks can give us some of the answers.

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Message 1308865 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 18:12:25 UTC - in response to Message 1308704.


The world is full of people who already believe that aliens and god talks to them.


Who are we to say they're crazy. I mean, I've had experiences before with telepathy with people and animals who are or were close to me. Dunno about aliens and God though. These people could have developed a sixth sense. I once heard you can get that from taking LSD but I think you can get it through meditation and by increasing your consciousness.
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