posted on May, 23 2009 @ 11:32 AM
If you want to prove to the skeptic's (and yourself) that this universe is inhabbited throughout with other life one is going to have to use MATH.
Science is pretty much all theory. I know that hurts a lot of scientists who say they have "proved" something, but science fact has a tendency to
turn into science fiction. Einstein knew this, thus he came up with the THEORY of relativity not the laws of relativity. Science has no laws. Science
is open to change, it just depends on the scientist willingness to prove change.
Now the Equation in the title is obviously Drake's equation.
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
"Frank Drake's own current solution to the Drake Equation estimates 10,000 communicative civilizations in the Milky Way"
Holy crap that's A LOT. The average scientist may not agree with the outcome of Drake's Equation, but the average scientist usually agrees that the
equation does hold basis that life is out there somewhere in the cosmos. The discrepency come's when you try and say we've been VISITED. Scientists
panic to prove we haven't. It's pretty hard to prove the negative.
Now lets use more math to see if we can persuade people to accept we've been visited.
Universe= 13.5 billion yrs
Earth= 4.5 billion years
That means this planet is aprox 1/3 the life of the known universe. now FOR FUN (no need to fight) lets assume that we are the only life forms in our
"third" of the universe and that life in the universe evolves at the same rate we have. Meaning that there will be only 3 life forms in the known
universe and the 3 different forms are all evolving at the same speed just in different times (WAY LESS THAN DRAKE THOUGHT) Lets just assume that we
believe what science says and that the Sumerians truly were the 1st inteligent civilization. (thats at least what I learned in High School). That
means life on this planet is aprox 6000 yrs old, in the 2nd third of the universe it is 12000 yrs old, and in the 3rd it is 18000 yrs old. Now anyone
with a brain knows that we have structures built on this planet older than 6000 yrs old and one could assume that would mean SOMEONE built these
things (not natural). But even IF our civilization is ONLY 6000 yrs old (even though we have stucture's built prior to 6000 yrs ago), imagine what
that the other 2 life forms in this universe are capable of? And that's assuming they evolved intelligence at the same rate.
Now realize that the universe is 100,000 light years across, (as far as we see it now) so if a civilization were traveling half the speed of light
they could explore the known universe in 200,000 years. A long time but most Human Beings would agree that there is life somewhere in the universe
older than 200,000 years old, even if you don't believe it has visited this planet.
So to explore the ENTIRE KNOWN UNIVERSE at 1/2 light speed would only be one ten-thousandth of a percent of none time (if my math is correct, missing
my calculator) 0.001%!!! In universal time, that's nothing. Whether you believe in aliens or not one would have to admit that 0.001% of anything is a
mere speck. And thats just assuming a civilization couldnt go faster than 93,000 miles per second or construct folds in space-time or any other means
of travel. Seems to me that not only have we probably been visited, we've probably been visited multiple times by multiple life forms.