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Re: Drakes Equation



In a message dated 95-08-24 18:22:40 EDT, GSP1954@aol.com writes:

>I am recalculating the Drake equation using the new evidence on the rarity
of
>gas giants etc for the robobook. Tentative conclusion, number of
>civilizations in universe is probably one.
>
>

Four planets out of nine in this solar system are gas giants. Where does your
source (an article in _Nature_?) get the idea they're rare? What is "rare" in
this context, anyway?

G.O.