Equation to Find intelligent life

Feb 15, 2021
2
0
10
Heyo,
(not sure if this is the right place to post this)
Was looking for place to get feedback on this, so maybe this will work. I wrote an equation today after doing a tiny bit of research over intelligent life and inhabitable planets. I want feedback on if this equation works in a way or if it is false and shouldn't be used.


ELP ÷ PLS x SNS ÷ EIR= PIS

ELP
is Earth Like Planets
PLS is Planets inhabited (Planets with livable Species) (what I'm going to use is 1/1000)
SNS is Species Needed to Survive (food and communication reasons)
EIR is Earth Intelligence rate
PIS is Possible Intelligent Species

So what I came up with is:
40,000,000,000 ÷ 1000 x 5 ÷ 8,700,000 = 22.98

Meaning there are (more or less) 23 intelligent species in the universe, and due to how many of those that could be advanced enough to use or understand space travel, is possibly 1 out of 23, maybe 2 or 3 out of 23, and the reason why we haven't discovered them yet.

Any feedback on my equation would be amazing, thank you for reading.
 
Aug 9, 2020
5
2
15
I am no mathematician but logic defies me to understand how you arrived at 1/1000?

I think you need to do an awful lot more research before 'making' up your equation and how you arrived at: 40,000,000,000

There are oodles and oodles of un-knowns, just in our own universe, never mind how many more universe's there are out there? 1/100,000,000,000.......may not be anywhere close enough! And if you are referring just to our universe, then even the later figure I plucked out of the air may be pie in the sky: or perhaps in this instance, pie in the universe may be more appropriate?
 
Last edited:
Dec 9, 2020
103
26
110
Personal opinion: Your equation is as good/appropriate/accurate as any other equation because without hard, testable evidence no one knows; it's reasoned speculation. Note: By hard, testable evidence I mean a living or dead body, a piece of demonstrably extraterrestrial hardware, a life form in a returned space probe sample which would fit the 3 domains of life and/or sub-classifications.
 
  • Like
Reactions: SlashTheWarrior
Dec 4, 2020
6
5
15
Heyo,
(not sure if this is the right place to post this)
Was looking for place to get feedback on this, so maybe this will work. I wrote an equation today after doing a tiny bit of research over intelligent life and inhabitable planets. I want feedback on if this equation works in a way or if it is false and shouldn't be used.


ELP ÷ PLS x SNS ÷ EIR= PIS

ELP
is Earth Like Planets
PLS is Planets inhabited (Planets with livable Species) (what I'm going to use is 1/1000)
SNS is Species Needed to Survive (food and communication reasons)
EIR is Earth Intelligence rate
PIS is Possible Intelligent Species

So what I came up with is:
40,000,000,000 ÷ 1000 x 5 ÷ 8,700,000 = 22.98

Meaning there are (more or less) 23 intelligent species in the universe, and due to how many of those that could be advanced enough to use or understand space travel, is possibly 1 out of 23, maybe 2 or 3 out of 23, and the reason why we haven't discovered them yet.

Any feedback on my equation would be amazing, thank you for reading.
I think your equation is helpful. I believe this year will be a breakthrough with an ET arriving on earth permanently
 
Feb 15, 2021
2
0
10
I am no mathematician but logic defies me to understand how you arrived at 1/1000?

I think you need to do an awful lot more research before 'making' up your equation and how you arrived at: 40,000,000,000

There are oodles and oodles of un-knowns, just in our own universe, never mind how many more universe's there are out there? 1/100,000,000,000.......may not be anywhere close enough! And if you are referring just to our universe, then even the later figure I plucked out of the air may be pie in the sky: or perhaps in this instance, pie in the universe may be more appropriate?

the 40 billion is based off research I found from 2013 saying there is 40 billion earth like planets in our solar system, the 1 out of a thousand is purely an estimate.
I think your equation is helpful. I believe this year will be a breakthrough with an ET arriving on earth permanently
I know right, the aliens will take over 2021
 
PLM = Earthlike planet with large moon that doesn't destroy earth like planet.
Maybe 1 million-1 billion?
Will need a big moon or be a big moon orbiting a big planet to have any hope for intelligent life.

Better to rework math for large moons of large planets in life zone of just stars similar to ours and not in a central part of galaxy (super nova country).

ET=1 US
Or ET lives on a moon around a big planet in the arms of the galaxy.

We need just the right amount of metal or no magnetic core, we need just the right amount of silicon or plate activity doesn't work, we need just the right amount of water so it isn't a water world but mostly water with land.

Then the question of life on them, and the ability to get past the bottlenecks.
Long long look for a place that ticks all the boxes.

JMO
 
Last edited:
Dec 9, 2020
103
26
110
If I were E.T., I would avoid Earth as a bigamist his ex-wives. Consider that if there are any extraterrestrials, they know more about humanity, than humanity knows about itself; otherwise, they would already be here.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Wizardofmann
If I were E.T., I would avoid Earth as a bigamist his ex-wives. Consider that if there are any extraterrestrials, they know more about humanity, than humanity knows about itself; otherwise, they would already be here.
We probably are ET's since life started on Earth pretty much as soon as it was possible for life to exist.

We probably began as bacteria of Venus or Mars and lucky invaded Earth before they both turned to crud. :)
 
In my opinion, such equations are a total waste of space. Most, if not all, the factors are the subject of pure imagination or sheer guesswork.

Try guessing the number of species with seven legs which will arise on Titan in 5 billion years time. Your guess will probably be better than on this question.

Cat :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: Wizardofmann
In my opinion, such equations are a total waste of space. Most, if not all, the factors are the subject of pure imagination or sheer guesswork.

Try guessing the number of species with seven legs which will arise on Titan in 5 billion years time. Your guess will probably be better than on this question.

Cat :)
Titan is really an interesting place.
4 billion years of lakes of alien goo.
Mighty cold for life as we understand but a mighty long time for something to try.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS

Latest posts