Nerd Factor: Winged Victory?
Dr. Mike Robinson, LC Communication Studies Professor~
Longtime readers of the Nerd Factor will no doubt recall that this column remains more than a little dubious on subject of superpowered flight. Although people often name flying when asked to fantasize about having a superpower, the ability itself is fraught with potential problems. Ease of high altitude transportation, for example, has to reckon with the difficulties of navigating from high altitudes. Of the many and various ways that superhero stories have presented flight, one of the most problematic subsets of this power is the possession of actual wings. (more…)