Slovakia Today, English Language Current Affairs Programme from Slovak Radio
Is there intelligent life to be found on any other planet but our own, anywhere else in the universe? Within the past century or so this question has been the focus of much scientific research and has cost government treasuries a lot of money. But have the results of this so-called Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, justified all the effort and cost? Jonathan speaks with astro-biologist Tomaš Paulech about just this question. – Here in Slovakia a well-known group of experts from various fields has been focused on the spread of Covid and the government response for nearly a year now, regularly fielding requests for advice from decision-makers. But how does the group see its own future, now that the pandemic appears – hopefully – to be entering its final stages in this country? Jonathan puts this question to the founder of Veda pomáha Covid-19, Richard Kollár.