Re: Our rocky solar system may be rare
Sun, 12 Sep 1999 20:47:19 EDT

In a message dated 09/12/1999 1:25:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Agreed. If they really were more frequent earlier, then the

> authors' conclusions (as stated on the Web page) need to be
> qualified, if not dismissed. (And, likewise, my claim about the
> alteration in the probability that we will destroy ourselves may
> not hold.)
> Best,
> Brian.

Lets draw a line between interplanetary systems that may formulate simple life and space traveling civilizations. Lets not get bogged down with the notion that generating rotifers cannot ever be produced by "odd" solar systems. That is not to say that such solar systems generate ETI's like us.