Well, for those of you that don't know what the "Great Filter" is it suggests that the reason why there are fewer aliens out there than Drake's Equation suggests is do to self destruction of Intelligent Species via war before becoming an advanced species. https://en.wikipedia...ki/Great_Filter
Today, I have a interesting video to share that may prove the "Great Filter" about a distress call that could have been a hoax about a alien civilization in another galaxy very near to here that self annihilated about 2.53 million years ago, which I would not doubt given humanity's struggle with the Atomic Bomb, during the cold war, the U.S. and Soviet Union almost committed mutual assured destruction during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. https://en.wikipedia..._Missile_Crisis
Here is the video that I call evidence of the Great Filter along with of course the Cuban Missile Crisis with the evidence of planet destroying weapons of 3 types discovered already with the strongest of each of these three being the Tsar Bomb, Molecular Machine, and Agent VX.
Due to the evidence presented I would like to change the Drake's Equation to include a fa variable that would include fraction of civilizations that self annihilate before in the Space Age colonization of a second planet or moon, this being equal to the average chance of nuclear war since the discovery of the atomic bomb. https://www.wagingpe...ty-nuclear-war/ , which based on them being used 2 times in 72 years, that would make a average of 2.7% or (27/1000) as the fraction of self destruction with that of survival being (973/1000), assuming most species are as hostile as humans, the more hostile the intelligent species the higher this would be, of course, the Klingon's from star trek or Krogan's from Mass Effect (Having actually had a nuclear war in the game) would have a much higher chance as a result, but we are mammals, for instance, if the dinosaur's had evolved self awareness then they would have had a much higher chance being reptiles.
Unfortunately for the dinosaurs 65 million years ago around 100 Teratons of kinetic energy via an asteroid hit the planet causing their extinction before self awareness.
Edited by Vmedvil, 19 October 2017 - 11:19 PM.