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14,3 × 14,3 cm, 48 pages
This book is a confrontation between “The Brain of Einstein” extracted from Roland Barthes’ Mythologies and the conclusion of Guillaume Carnino’s book La science, nouvelle religion de l’âge industriel. In “The Brain of Einstein”, Barthes analyzes how Einstein and his brain became a myth. He writes that, in our collective imagination, Einstein is seen both as a thinking machine and a magician who discovered the “key of the universe”. That’s why I wanted to supplement this text with an excerpt from Carnino’s book in which he explains the process scientific discoveries go through in order to become myths in our collective imagination. And this process is, quite paradoxically, very close to magical and religious beliefs.