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Paper on Unified Theory of Superman's Powers

  1. Sep 30, 2009 #1

    "It is
    our opinion that all of Superman's recognized powers can be unified if his
    power is the ability to manipulate, from atomic to kilometer length scales,
    the inertia of his own and any matter with which he is in contact."

    It has nice figures illiustrating the physics too!
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  3. Sep 30, 2009 #2


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    I like the superpowers of Japanese (and Chinese) Heroes, which basically amount to arbitrary storage and delivery of Energy, but they are still bound to preserve momentum. So to change direction in flight, they need to release an stone, a ring, even a hair or any small object with (super) high speed. Or at least an "energy pulse".
  4. Sep 30, 2009 #3


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    It's been previously assumed that Superman would be incapable of sexual reproduction (Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex). I wonder if the unified theory of Superman's powers will change that assumption.
  5. Sep 30, 2009 #4
    I believe it would! Of course there's still the DNA compatability issue.
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