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Science of Superman



In class Ms. Winchester showed us a scene from The Big Bang Theory and it talked about how Superman and many comic books are full of scientific errors. First of all men can not really fly, so that defies everything we have learned about gravity. However if men did fly they would not be able to catch a women falling out of a building without initially killing them. Say that a women is falling out of a building and she is accelerating at a certain amount and superman is flying even faster so that he is able to catch her his acceleration is greater. So if he was to have his arms (which are made of steel) out in front of him to catch her she would be cut into three separate piece. So she would have died either way, either in the arms of Superman or by hitting the pavement.


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