ET Likely Doesn’t Exist, Finds Math Model

From the discovery.com article:
Earth-like planets have relatively short windows of opportunity for life to evolve, making it highly doubtful intelligent beings exist elsewhere in the universe, according to newly published research based on a mathematical probability model.

Given the amount of time it has taken for human beings to evolve on Earth and the fact that the planet will no longer be habitable in a billion years or so when the sun brightens, Andrew Watson, with the United Kingdom’s University of East Anglia in Norwich, says we are probably alone.

Earthlings overcame horrendous odds — Watson pegs it at less than 0.01 percent over 4 billion years — to achieve life. The harsh reality is that we don’t have much time left.

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1 Response to “ET Likely Doesn’t Exist, Finds Math Model”



  1. 1 Galaxy has Billions of Earths « Western Paradigm Trackback on February 17, 2009 at 4:07 pm

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