Douglas Adams



Douglas Adams (1952 – 2001) fue un autor y ensayista ingles. Adams es más conocido como el autor de The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. En este video Adams conversa con Rirchard Dawkins sobre la ciencia, las novelas y sus preferencias…

Science and Novels - Richard Dawkins & Douglas Adams

—Many scientists like me have tried to tell the world though, even a bestselling science book don´t grab the headlines like novels. This collection belongs to my friend doctor Douglas Adams creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Douglas was an English graduate but these days is not great novels he turns to first.
—I think I read much more science than novels. I think, you know, the role of the novel has changed a little bit than, you know, in the 19th century. The novel was where you went to, sort of serious reflections and questionings about life. You get Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky. Nowadays, you know, scientists actually tell us much more about such issues than you´d ever get from novelists. So I think, you know, for the real sort of solid red meat of what I read I´d go to science books and read novels as light relief.

—So let me ask you what is it about science that really gets your blood running?
—The world is a thing of utter, in alternate, complexity, and richness and strangeness that it´s absolutely awesome. I mean the idea that such complexity arise not only out of such simplicity but probably absolutely out of nothing. It´s the most fabulous extraordinary idea and once you get some kind of inkling, of how that might happen, it´s just wonderful and I feel the opportunity to spend 70 or 80 years of your life in such universe is time well spent as far as I´m concerned.

Vocabulario
Inkling: a slight suggestion or indication; hint; intimation. A vague idea or notion; slight understanding.
Para saber
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy es una serie de ciencia ficción, en tono de comedia, creada por Douglas Adams. Originalmente emitida por la BBC en radio en 1984, posteriormente fue adaptada a otros formatos, incluyendo, novelas, comics, series de TV, juegos de computadoras, películas, etc.
Otras novelas
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, the Universe and Everything
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Mostly Harmless
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