View Full Version : Astronomy Without A Telescope The Unlikeliness Of Being

2011-Jul-30, 09:30 PM
History has proved time and again that mathematical modelling is no substitute for a telescope (or other data collection device). Nonetheless, some theoreticians have recently put forward a statistical analysis which suggests that life is probably very rare in the universe despite the apparent prevalence of habitable-zone exoplanets, being found by the Kepler mission [...]

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2011-Aug-03, 07:08 PM
If we humans survive a billion years instead of a few thousand, we might get more information on which to pontificate, because using the famous baysian approach we might have a scintilla of evidence by then. For now we have the luxury to believe whatever we like.