Warp Five 136: 50% Banana / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Evolution and The Xindi.


Running Time: 1 hour 13 minutes 2 seconds
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The Drake equation is a formula devised by scientists that is full of variables, and if you knew the value of each variable, you would be able to calculate how many civilizations are currently in the galaxy. However, evolution can take different paths, and what happens when evolution leads to multiple sentient species developing on a single planet? Enterprise proposes the idea of six sentient species evolving on one planet with the Xindi. However, could this actually occur?

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin, Brandon-Shea Mutala and Brandi Jackola are joined by Michael Wong and Emily Cutts, co-hosts of the Strange New Worlds podcast to discuss evolution and the Xindi. We also discuss intelligence, the Drake equation, and bananas.


Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:28)
Feedback (00:02:43)
Welcome, Michael and Elise (00:07:12)
The Xindi (00:10:30)
How Evolution Works (00:12:54) A Pressure to Develop Intelligence (00:20:57)
The Drake Equation (00:26:43)
The Evolution of Consciousness (00:30:09)
Speculation on the Xindi Homeworld (00:48:30)
Final Thoughts (01:00:05)
Closing (01:06:54)


Patrick Devlin, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Brandi Jackola


Michael Wong and Elise Cutts


Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Joe Saltzman (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)