The famous “Tot es mou” collaborator will present his new book on Saturday, May 28, at 6:00 p.m., at Galatea in Reus
The tendency of living things is to save energy. A lion can spend fifteen hours sleeping, because hunting costs a lot, and even after two or three days when it has to return, it devote itself to saving energy. We humans do the same thing: If we had a choice, we wouldn’t go to work every day. We exercise because we are able to overcome the hurdles of getting up from the couch, and because it contains satiation in the form of endorphins. Well, the same thing happens with science: there is an intellectual barrier, because it is not an easy activity, but it is not impossible either. But we tend to save mental energy, it is easier not to put in the effort. But I encourage everyone to overcome this barrier, because science is the most powerful tool that we humans must understand.
– Good explanation, can all scientific concepts be understood?
– All, all, no, but almost all. There are aspects of science that, of the most recent, are the legacy of a privileged few. And sometimes they don’t understand them 100%, because they are counter-intuitive concepts. Our brain has evolved over millions of years to have certain perceptions. For example, measurements. Scale is a metric that we understand well. We measure 1.80 m. We also understand 100 m, 1000 m, 10,000 m … but if you go to hundreds of thousands of kilometers, to astronomical distances and light years, we will not be able to understand them anymore. And over time something similar happens to us: if we had to think back millions of years, we would have already lost ourselves. But all of that would be the tip of the iceberg. Most science is within everyone’s reach. As long as there is a motive, of course.
-How was your day? I imagine him thinking about questions all the time, and above all, looking for a way to answer them.
I always refer to a term I call state of mind. my letters strawberry esp mo Usually associated with the present. On Monday, for example, because it was so hot, I explained how humans physiologically resist heat. But devising experiences that help me explain what I want to say cannot be done overnight, there has to be a state of mind. It’s only when you spend so much time thinking about something that you end up having thoughts about it. I think inspiration is the fruit of obsession, but the product of well-managed obsession.
Your work has a clear informative goal, but does it also seek to awaken invitations?
Yes, I find it interesting that your work, your mind, can inspire other minds, and create a kind of groupthink so that together we can get the best of us.
– What will the show be like at Reus?
—In the book I converted the TV3 section into 50 chapters. When I set up programs, I think of the audiovisual format. In the book you can’t figure it out Miro Exo, although it helped me with many charts. In Reus I will do the opposite again, moving from the language of reading to the language of visual. In presentations I do the same thing as on TV: experiments. For example, I show the limits of the fourth dimension, and I explain why high tech has wheels and animals don’t… In short, a science show.