The Drake Equation ( induction to Astronomy)

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provide your own values for the other factors to calculate your estimate for the number of civilizations with which we could potentially communicate. Defend your choices. 

May 30th, 2015

The Drake equation must not be evaluated only by the numerical values it produces. Some say the Drake equation is a way to organize our ignorance. By exposing the extraterrestrial intelligence hypothesis mathematically, we limit the real possibilities to each term and approach the final answer: how many alien civilizations are there?

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. Actually, Frank Drake recognizes this in his license plate: “

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