Welcome back to Alien Month on Rev. Matt’s Monster Science, and our discussion of the Drake Equation – a mathematical means of framing the odds of intelligent life existing on other planets, and its coming to see us. Last week we got through f sub p, which expressed the number of planets in the galaxy, which, as it turns out, is so, so many, you guys. So far, so good; but now things start to get narrower.
Happy new year, all, and welcome to space alien month on Rev. Matt’s Monster Science! Alongside the usual eclectic monster coverage that you’ve seen here in the past, we’ll be discussing the various species of space aliens over on my Twitter (RevMattK), and right here on the site we’ll have a serialized weekly discussion of the Drake Equation.
So! Let’s get to it. The Drake Equation! The Drake Equation is a mathematical equation that tells you whether or not there are space aliens.