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What It Costs To Be Batman

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

When you consider what it costs to outfit a super hero the money we spend American troops seems like a bargain.

Blast From The Past – Becoming Batman

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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.

Becoming Batman

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero

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. He is so popular because of all super heroes, he is the most plausible. Its easy to consider yourself in his situation. A new book entitled, “Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero” from The Johns Hopkins University Press by E. Paul Zehr is poised to be released in October. 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. In his book Zehr examines what it would take to become the “Bat”.

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

Available from The Johns Hopkins University Press.