Here is a question.
Have you ever noticed there aren’t a lot of hero geniuses and mad scientists? There are a couple, sure, yes. But the vast majority of thinkers and inventors and designers and builders are bad guys, have you noticed? With good guys, something miraculous happens to them and they are granted God-like powers to defend the world in the name of truth and justice.
This got me thinking about the relationship between science and religion and whether there’s a little of that playing out in superhero stories. I definitely feel like there is a message being broadcast that suggests a correlation. A higher power grants miraculous gifts and a hero rises up. Man becomes greedy and uses science to give himself miraculous gifts and becomes evil and tyrannical.
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