Going over the Kepler website, I found this quote in the article about the extension of Kepler's Mission back in April '12:
Another of Kepler's findings pertains to the reasonable assumption that the Sun would be typical of Sun-like stars. But it's not. Most other stars' data exhibit greater variations in brightness than the Sun—they're "noisier. As Kepler Principal Investigator, Bill Borucki, has said "we were surprised by the universe."
What implications does this have for LAWKI? Does a 'noisier' star have a negative impact on the chances for higher life, or lifer ever starting at all? If so, would this discovery have us looking for life around 'quieter' stars with planets ?