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Blast From The Past – Becoming Batman

Batman is the ultimate Badass. A science hero, Batman is the product of dumb luck and a very strong will. He has tapped the very pinnacle of human potential and has access to Gucciest of kit. I’d say he is so popular because, of all super heroes, he is the most plausible and it’s easy to put yourself in his shoes.

A book released in late 2008 , “Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero” from The Johns Hopkins University by E. Paul Zehr examines what it would take to become the “Bat”. Zehr is an associate professor of kinesiology and neuroscience at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and long time practitioner of Chito-Ryu karate-do.

Scientific American has a great interview with Zehr on the subject.

Available from The Johns Hopkins University Press.

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2 Responses to “Blast From The Past – Becoming Batman”

  1. Terry says:

    Ironman > Batman
    Money is the best super power 😀