Mathematical SETI pp 215-237

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A mathematical model for evolution and SETI

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Abstract

Darwinian evolution theory may be regarded as a part of SETI theory in that the factor fl in the Drake equation represents the fraction of planets suitable for life on which life actually arises.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Academy of Astronautics and Istituto Nazionale di AstrofisicaTorino (Turin)Italy

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