posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 06:49 PM
a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
Intelligence and technology is interchangable when you're talking about advanced civilizations. If a civilizations has quantum computer laptaps they
have surpassed us in intelligence.
I think it's confirmation that science is taking the existence of extraterrestriale life very seriously and it has become a plausible explanation for
observed evidence. That's a good thing. Like I said this has to be independently confirmed and replicated but this is science.
Also, I don't find it odd that it's the same guy because nobody else bothered to look. He released a very good paper in 2012 but nobody tested his
predictions. Probably because it deals with extraterrestrials. The good thing is, now they will look and more eyes will be on this searching for any
On a side note, if you assume this is correct, it says a lot about intelligent civilizations in the universe.
2.5 million stars were studied and they found 234 signals that matched the prediction. That's about .00009.
There's about 100 billion stars per galaxy so that's about 90 million intelligent civilizations in the galaxy that have reached our level of
The entire universe has about 1 billion trillion stars and some say it's even higher at 20 billion trillion. If there's1 billion trillion stars in the
observable universe there could be 90 quadrillion intelligent civilizations in the universe and this only includes those civilizations that have
reached our level of technology.
Of course this is just pure speculation. They could look at the next 2.5 million stars and just find 40 of these signals or they could look at the
next 2.5 million stars and find 400 of these signals.
At the end of the day, I'm about 98% sure that extraterrestrial life exists in the universe based on the observed evidence. The universe is fined
tuned for life just like it's fined tune to give us stars, moons, planets and galaxies. There's no special ingredient on earth that's precluded from
happening anywhere else in the universe.
These things repeat in our universe because of these constants and there's no reason why life wouldn't repeat in a universe as vast as ours. If you
had an infinite set of poker hands things like a full house or three of a kind would repeat because these are the rules of poker. In our universe
there's rules and values that give us things that will continue to repeat because they have to based on these rules and values and life isn't immune
to this repeating.