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How bout 0, the amount of life found out side earth...plug this into your equation and there is no chance of life elsewhere...
but isn't it all a bit futile?
Originally posted by lost_shaman
The way that I understand the Drake Equation , is that it solves for the Fraction of Planets in the Milky Way Galaxy that would have Communicating Civilizations at any given time.
R - Rate of formation of suitable stars in our galaxy (aggregate number) R = 200billion