This is both brilliant, and completely mad. It’s coffee time on day 2 of the dot astronomy conference, and almost everyone here is clustered in front of a poster explaining the philosophy of the WETI institute, which has the following mission statement :
The mission of the WETI Institute is to understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of intelligent life in the universe. The WETI Institute has chosen an entirely novel approach to achieve that goal. Instead of actively searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, the idea is to simply WAIT – until the others find us.
(The poster is here in pdf format – it’s a 1Mb download.