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      Red Bank Humanists Talk: The Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation in Red Bank

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      December 10, 2018

      Monday  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (monthly on the 10th until June 10, 2019)

      58 Oakland Street
      Red Bank, New Jersey 07701

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      Red Bank Humanists Talk: The Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation

      The Red Bank Humanists (RBH) will host a talk by Ron Flannery entitled “The Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation.”  

      • Is there intelligent life in the universe?
      • How likely is it?
      • Why haven’t we seen evidence of Extra Terrestrial Intelligence?
      • What does this imply about us?
      Ever since we've had the capability to look for signs of life outside of Earth, we’ve done so without success. In the middle of the last century an honest effort was made to try to calculate the probability of intelligent life in our galaxy. In our forum, we will go through the calculation and get an understanding of the thinking behind it (Don't worry - it's simple math). Why is it that we have no evidence to date that there's anyone out there? Is it just that we are alone, that it's hard to find evidence, or is there some darker explanation?
      Ron is a retired computer scientist who spent 45 years in the computer industry. In that time, he worked for various companies including the US Army, Bell Laboratories, AT&T, Amdahl, and EMC, and he has held nearly every occupational title in that space. Ron was a member of Mensa for several years and is currently a board member of the Red Bank Humanists. Ron’s varied interests include futurism, sailing, music, instrument making, computer science, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and brain science.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Organizations & Meetups | Science

      This event repeats monthly on the 10th until June 10, 2019: Jun 10

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.