Abiogenesis (6:38)

Cover of World of Sleepers

From World of Sleepers

The spoken voice sampled in this track recites the Drake Equation, a formula developed by Professor Frank Drake at the University of California in Santa Cruz in 1961, to estimate the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy.

The Drake Equation is: N = R* ⋅ fp ⋅ ne ⋅ fℓ ⋅ fi ⋅ fc ⋅ L where N = the number of civilizations in our galaxy with which communication might be possible, and:

R* = the average rate of star formation per year in our galaxy
fp = the fraction of those stars that have planets

ne = the average number of planets that can potentially support life per star that has planets
fℓ = the fraction of the above that actually go on to develop life at some point
fi = the fraction of the above that actually go on to develop intelligent life
fc = the fraction of civilizations that develop a technology that releases detectable signs of their existence into space
L = the length of time such civilizations release detectable signals into space.

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    My most favourite track in the world

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    This track scares me off.

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    Cool.

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    I finally understood the letters!

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    Wake up!

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
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    Best night driving song ever.

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
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    total recall.

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
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    Wake up!

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
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    beautiful

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
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    Wow...

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    toller sound

    17 Mar 2013 Reply
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  • dirtnoise

    Wake up N equals r, f-p Wake up F, l, wake up N equals r, f-p, n-e, f-l, f-i, f-c, l, wake up N equals r, f-p, n-e, f-l, f-i, f-c, l, wake up N equals R F-p, n-e, f-l, f-i, n-c, l N = R* fp * ne * fl * fi * fc * L where: N = the number of civilizations in our galaxy with which communication might be possible; and R* = the average rate of star formation per year in our galaxy fp = the fraction of those stars that have planets ne = the average number of planets that can potentially support life per star that has planets fℓ = the fraction of the above that actually go on to develop life at some point fi = the fraction of the above that actually go on to develop intelligent life ---- Such a masterpiece...

    19 Aug 2012 Reply
  • terazoid

    yeap. I think they're somewhere exists :)

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
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    LOVE

    24 May 2012 Reply
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    loved for the lyrics :o

    23 May 2012 Reply
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    The quality on lastfm-radio is terrible.

    10 May 2012 Reply
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    fantastic journey, a minds eye B)

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • fenix9206

    Hmmm... Drake equation more available for me! I want to believe in the existence of extraterrestrial beings.

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
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    Wake up.

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