Thomas Florek has released another one of his wonderful interviews with Andrea Rossi. Mr. Florek told Mr. Rossi that he has a friend who is a professor who studies media violence and its effect on children. In paraphrasing his friend, Mr. Florek said that:
“… sometimes when they’re doing research, or studying some scientific thing, they work really hard and decide that this is something that exists and we are going to create a bunch of experiments to gather evidence to see whether or not that is true. And he says that what he’s always fascinated with is when they find that they were wrong. That they went to all this trouble and found they were wrong. And that’s an important part of science that a lot of people don’t necessarily respect as much – that they are wrong. Do you remember any times in your career when you thought ‘yes this is definitely going to be it’, and you were wrong?”
“This is normal. This is normal. My methodology is trial and error. Error means you are wrong. But, to be wrong, these mistakes are capitals. Because technology is made from mistakes. Flying airplanes have been made through airplanes that have fallen down. You know, trial and error, which is the Galilean Method, which is the only method I believe in, and trial and error means rightness and wrongness.
“But when you are wrong, it is very important that you understand that you are wrong because in that case you can get from the mistake technology. Because, first of all, you know that you are wrong, and this is knowledge. And then you have to analyze in the particulates why you are wrong. And then, you try again, and it is wrong again.
“Before I have a reactor that worked properly, I had to destroy thousands of reactors, so thousands of times arrived at the point where I say ‘Damn it, it is wrong, and double damn it because in this case it is money that has also been spent.’ You need more money, because, you know, any time something breaks up you have to throw it away, and you have thrown away money.
“But, actually, it is not wasted money, because that money has been spent to learn that that path was wrong. Before or later, you will find the right path. Research is made of mistakes.
“When you say R and D, research and development – the word ‘research’ is a container of mistakes. If not, you wouldn’t need any research. You would just have to take the solution and put it in operation. If you need to make research, it means you have to make wrong things…if not, the results will be absolutely useless.”
Early on in his statement, Rossi said “these mistakes are capitals”. If “capitals” is the word he used in the interview, I assume that he means that mistakes are crucial, or support beams to research. I highly recommend the video series. Mr. Rossi’s sense of humor and humanity is evident, and Thomas Florek’s interviewing style gives Andrea Rossi plenty of room to talk without interruption.
You can find his video here: https://vimeo.com/75148845