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Western Super-Heroes Have Super-Strength, But Not Super-Intelligence   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-5-21 22:57:12 |Display all floors
Hello!

I've noticed a strong pattern in Western fiction super-heroes: they are not symmetrical - they are written to have super-strength, but not super-intelligence.  Consider the Incredible Hulk; yes, as a man, he was written to be an intellectual genius, but still within the human range, someone like Niels Bohr, Isaac Newton, and Charles Darwin.  But his strength was definitely not within the human range, but of a completely super-non-human entity.  

And consider Superman; he was written to have an IQ of around 160, which is still within the human range (smartest human on record, the last time I checked, had an IQ of 200).  But Superman sure did have physical powers not within the human range, but in the super-non-human range; he had more strength than millions of humans combined, was indestructible by any human weapon, he could shoot a laser beam out of his eyes, he could see through things, he could fly, and he could blow air out of his lungs with the force of a tornado.  

Then there is the Western super-hero called Thor; he was written to have the IQ of an average human - IQ around 115.  But he also had super-non-human strength; he was almost as strong as the Incredible Hulk, he could fly, and he could call upon the lightening to engulf his body and redirect it as a laser weapon with the aide of his metallic hammer weapon.

The same thing could be said of the myriad of other Western super-heroes: Spiderman, The Thing, Torch, Mighty Mouse, Iron Man, Captain America, Jedi Knights, Batman, The Green Lantern, X-Men, Silver Surfer, and so forth.

This reveals an interesting cultural fact: the West does not value intellectual augmentation, but only strength augmentation.  And it provides a lesson for China by teaching them to be more symmetrical in their ideals: for China to value both super-intelligence and super-strength.

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Post time 2013-5-21 23:10:33 |Display all floors
damn, my IQ is below 88..can´t understand what you wrote..what shall i do? take a german to help me?
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Post time 2013-5-21 23:48:32 |Display all floors
What about all the zero gravity Kung Fu fighters in Chinese movies? What pattern is that? Not to mention fiction the crap chinese kiddies are getting served by the TV stations.
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Post time 2013-5-22 10:03:29 |Display all floors
RENREW Post time: 2013-5-21 23:48
What about all the zero gravity Kung Fu fighters in Chinese movies? What pattern is that? Not to men ...

I don't know.

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Post time 2013-5-22 10:18:25 |Display all floors
This is my version of super-hero: there is President Chan of China.  One day, Chan say: Hmmm, let me create Chinese super-hero!  So Chan order government military to use top science to create super-hero called Super-Han.  Chan say to make him super-strong with laser shoot out of eye, and super-smart too!  So military builds super-Han in the laboratory and out come super-Han in full adult form.  One day, Japan and white people unite to shoot 20 nuclear missiles at China.  Super-Han grabs all the missiles in the sky then fly to outer-space and throw missiles into sun.  Then he come back, and he uses super-brain: in two seconds, he invents nano-robots controlled by computer, and the nano-robots break up all the chemical bonds between all the atoms in the bodies of all the white and Japanese people.  All of China then cheer super-Han!  

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Post time 2013-5-24 14:50:26 |Display all floors
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Post time 2013-5-24 15:23:25 |Display all floors
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