The Empty Universe vs. Zillions of Aliens Debate

It's a big, dumb, empty universe, according to a new formula that estimates our chances of meeting non-human intelligent life. The odds have been estimated before, most famously by the Drake Equation, but now a British scientist has tried to throw a wet blanket over exobiologists and scifi writers by claiming that… » 4/21/08 8:00am 4/21/08 8:00am