The Search for Life: The Drake Equation

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Presenter Dallas Campbell Category Science Year 2010 Watch time 00:47:48

What is the likeliness that we are alone in the universe? This is a question that has be pondered for centuries by philosophers and theologians, Dr Frank Drake was the first man to approach this question scientifically. In 1960 he began working on his theory, looking at several key elements needed in which an alien civilisation may arise and thrive long enough to make contact with another society. 

This docuementary looks at each stage of the Drake equation, with some insight from the man himself. And we ask the question, whether we really are a special, unqiue cosmic anomoly, or perhaps merely an innevitablity given the right conditions and enough time to flourish.



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