The Statistical Drake Equation

  title={The Statistical Drake Equation},
  author={Claudio Maccone},

Artificial versus biological intelligence in the Cosmos: clues from a stochastic analysis of the Drake equation

A statistical investigation shows that the Drake equation delivers robust predictions of the likelihood that the prevalent form of intelligence in the universe is artificial rather than biological, which far exceeds the likelihood of biological intelligence.

Statistical Drake-Seager Equation for exoplanet and SETI searches $

A stochastic process approach of the drake equation parameters

Abstract The number N of detectable (i.e. communicating) extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy is usually calculated by using the Drake equation. This equation was established in

‘Where is everybody?’ An empirical appraisal of occurrence, prevalence and sustainability of technological species in the Universe

Abstract We use recent results from astrobiology, particularly the A-form of the Drake equation and combine it with data on the evolution of life on Earth to obtain a new assessment of the prevalence

SETI as a Part of Big History

A dynamic model of the stochastic Drake Equation including a model of interaction amongst ETIs

The Drake Equation has proven fertile ground for speculation about the abundance, or lack thereof, of communicating extraterrestrial intelligences (CETIs) for decades. It has been augmented by



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