Thursday, April 19, 2007

Super Scientists

Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne and Bruce Banner are just a few famous comic book scientists, but what about the science behind the heroes? The Ontario Science Centre recently put together a Superhero Science Exhibit, which has since ended its run a the Toronto museum, but is currently on tour (no word on whether it's coming to Ottawa any time soon). There are plenty of books out there determined to analyze the plausibility of comic book physics, and this light BBC piece on the science of superheroes. For the real scoop on what gives all heroes their powers, check out this guy's theory. But if you're more interested in what your favourite hero believes than what he can do, or are just curious whether he or she is more likely a creationist check out this comprehensive list of superhero religious beliefs, some with very detailed evidence. Holy Batman, batman!