TheVat Posted June 11, 2022 Share Posted June 11, 2022 @mistermack Interesting variant on the rare Earth idea. Or maybe I should say rare big brain on Earth idea. It is a possible formulation of Frank Drake's equation, where N is zero because fi is zero. I too have given some thought to that fi parameter and wondered if we tend to extrapolate badly from a single data point. There could be planets, too, where intelligence arises, but confounding factors keep it from doing anything technologically. Brilliant philosophizing parrots who can't do much with tools beyond poking sticks around. Smart apelike creatures with a metal-poor environment who never do metallurgy. And so on. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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