archive: Re: SETI Sagan: Conact: millions of civilizations?

Re: SETI Sagan: Conact: millions of civilizations?

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Mon, 21 Dec 1998 11:13:20 -0500

>>From: kaynjay@igalaxy.net
>>To: "Carl Sagan List" <carlsagan@craigerware.avalon.net>
>>Subject: Sagan: Conact: millions of civilizations?

> This is incorrect mathematically, right? Anyone else notice
>>this?
>>
>>Julia

Very observant of you, Julia. Yes, the scriptwriters totally bungled
Ellie's solution to the Drake Equation. It was out of character for her to
get that particular computation wrong, since every serious SETI scientist
has run the numbers, billions and billions of times!

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