it gets even better when you pick up the novelization and
Hermann wouldn’t have done it even if he had conclusive mathematical proof that it would save the universe. It just wasn’t something a guy like Hermann could conceive of. But it was exactly the kind of thing that was constantly running through Newt’s mind, which (and Newt would never have admitted this out loud, but he knew it was true) was why he and Hermann worked so well together. They struck sparks.
also the reason why newt makes sure he’s recording everything properly is to look at it later and because “if humanity’s first kaiju Drift killed him, so Hermann could look at it and figure out what went wrong.”
do you cry about idiots in science love