How does energy get converted to the mechanics of a bicycle? He did talk about [the scandal] and he was contrite. We learn that [Katy] is deeply curious; she has a childhood curiosity on a level that most adults have lost. She stopped going to school at 15 and got a GED and has been performing ever since, so she has gaps in her academic background.
We had a whole physics conversation about energy and bicycle performance. But that’s not what I cared about in the interview — just so you know we’re not trying to hide it. But people fill in gaps with what they want to be true; she has these gaps and says, “I don’t know if it’s true, can you help me?
But I think it’s celebrating people’s interest in science, so at the end of the day, I can’t complain about that when it’s space-based or sci-fi-based.Look at the number of people who attend Comic-Con; these are people who are science fiction fans — there’s a very strong geek force operating within them.They know the difference between science fiction and science fact.If I were ever in a court of law I could point to the transcript.” But something about the whole scenario seems to bother him, despite all his mild-mannered bravado.
“I think to an extent it is, like, sinister,” he says, “ ‘cause I know that the average girl will think that there’s a chance that she can turn the tables.
I’m not going to dust the whole [doping] scandal under the rug, so we talked about doping and had a whole conversation about the chemistry of doping — what it does to the body, how it works. I don’t choose guests based on how much science they know — it’s way more crass than that. ” Half of that interview was probing Katy’s paths of scientific curiosity.