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# of Aliens in the Milky Way using the Drake Equation  XML
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How many intelligent races are out there? (leave out the communication part of the equation)
<100 18% [ 11 ]
100-1,000 2% [ 1 ]
1,000-5,000 10% [ 6 ]
5,000-10,000 3% [ 2 ]
10,000-50,000 13% [ 8 ]
50,000-100,000 2% [ 1 ]
100,000-500,000 2% [ 1 ]
500,000-1,000,000 12% [ 7 ]
>1,000,000 35% [ 21 ]
none 3% [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 60
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wvbobster

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There has been some speculation on the number of aliens out there in the Galaxy. There is an equation you can use to find a mathematical estimate. Its called the drake equation. It was used by SETI to determine the number of communicating races in a galaxy. You can run the equation without the communication option to figure out the number of intelligent races out there.



An explanation of the equation can be found here.

http://www.cyrstudio.com/short/images/Drake1000.jpg

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a better way of writing this would be:

"how many aliens do you think are out there, using the drake equation?"

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Infinire, as the universe

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ESPEE wrote:Infinire, as the universe


Yes, but not every world can have life on it. Out of the 8 planets in our solar system, so far as we know only one has life.

So that means that there are infinite worlds with life on it, but this infinite is a little bit less than the infinite number of planets.
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#

Also, are we talking galactic or intergalactic scale in the poll?

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For thoes that are curious and going "What is Drake's equation?", here ya go:
N = R* fp ne fl fi fc L
* N = The number of communicative civilizations
* R* = The rate of formation of suitable stars (stars such as our Sun)
* fp = The fraction of those stars with planets. (Current evidence indicates that planetary systems may be common for stars like the Sun.)
* ne = The number of Earth-like worlds per planetary system
* fl = The fraction of those Earth-like planets where life actually develops
* fi = The fraction of life sites where intelligence develops
* fc = The fraction of communicative planets (those on which electromagnetic communications technology develops)
* L = The "lifetime" of communicating civilizations

Sooooo... lemme do the math, with the estimated # of planets in the Milky way.... carry the one...

I'm rounding, but according to this its 10,000 races in the milky way.

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It is in the galaxy. I edited the post to be more clear.


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Matthevv7 wrote:I'm rounding, but according to this its 10,000 races in the milky way.


In what time frame though? There could very easily be 10,000 intelligent races in the Milky Way but none of them existing concurrently. Ten thousand intelligent races, all coming about one right after the other...


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MinionJoe wrote:
Matthevv7 wrote:I'm rounding, but according to this its 10,000 races in the milky way.


In what time frame though? There could very easily be 10,000 intelligent races in the Milky Way but none of them existing concurrently. Ten thousand intelligent races, all coming about one right after the other...


But that means that....there's at least two civilizations in the Milky Way(including humans), and at least one intelligent race(and it isn't humans)! What I'm saying is that if multiple intelligent races can't exist in one galaxy at the same time, then there's at least one of those outside of our star system. In other words, the human race generally isn't intelligent enough to be considered a civilization of intelligent beings. And here's what those aliens might look like.

Wow. It's even using a computer.


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PenguinKid wrote:
MinionJoe wrote:
Matthevv7 wrote:I'm rounding, but according to this its 10,000 races in the milky way.


In what time frame though? There could very easily be 10,000 intelligent races in the Milky Way but none of them existing concurrently. Ten thousand intelligent races, all coming about one right after the other...


But that means that....there's at least two civilizations in the Milky Way(including humans), and at least one intelligent race(and it isn't humans)! What I'm saying is that if multiple intelligent races can't exist in one galaxy at the same time, then there's at least one of those outside of our star system. In other words, the human race generally isn't intelligent enough to be considered a civilization of intelligent beings. And here's what those aliens might look like.

Wow. It's even using a computer.


I believe by intelligent, the term 'sentient' was implied.

Nice pic though

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I believe by sentient you morons mean Sapient.

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Voter wrote:I believe by sentient you morons mean Sapient.


Sapient means human like.

Many apes could loosely be considered sapient.

Sentient has many different meanings, but I used it to describe the undefined point of intelligence when a creature, Ill describe this in Spore terms, reaches the Tribal stage. There may be sentient, non-sapient creatures out there (really smart dolphins).


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Actually, we cant really come up with exact numbers currently, so the Drake Equation should really be called the Drake Equation Theory

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Jonasaur wrote:Actually, we cant really come up with exact numbers currently, so the Drake Equation should really be called the Drake Equation Theory


Well, in science, a theory is a proven statement or conclusion, though in layman's terms, yes you could call it a theory.

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A theory is...wel, pretty much that. I still believe there is quite a few alien species in our vicinity (30 lightyear radius) just possibly not to the point where they can transmit radio or TV waves of somesort.

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