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The article is entitled "Dark Knight Shift: Why Batman Could Exist--But Not for Long" and is an interview with E. Paul Zehr, a professor of kinesiology and neuroscience who also happens to be a practitioner of karate. Zehr is also the author of a forthcoming book from the Johns Hopkins University Press entitled "Becoming Batman-- The Possibility of a Superhero".
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=dark-knight-shift-why-bat
 

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I was watching a Natl Geo docu on The Psychology of Batman, and they surmised that Batman--the idea of a crusader clawing back to deliver justice after a terrible tragedy--could and does exist, and children are particularly susceptible to this trauma.

While not a child when his tragedy and resurgence came, Teddy Roosevelt was noted as being an inspiration for Batman, or perhaps the real one. He suffered the loss of his loved ones, then disappeared in the Dakota hills, presumably to take his own life, only to emerge later as the Rough Rider constable of NYC, patrolling at night alone...
 

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I was watching a Natl Geo docu on The Psychology of Batman, and they surmised that Batman--the idea of a crusader clawing back to deliver justice after a terrible tragedy--could and does exist, and children are particularly susceptible to this trauma.
Actually, it was on the History Channel and I missed it. But "Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight" airs again on Monday, July 21 at 10 PM EDT.
 
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