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Thread #135578 Message #3094756
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
13-Feb-11 - 10:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Do small errors in books, film &c matter
Subject: RE: BS: Do small errors in books, film &c matter
But who's to say that Superman's "X-ray vision" literally works via the mechanism of X-ray generation? Maybe "X-ray" is simply an analog or metaphor used to explain, in human terms, something so far removed from our ubderstanding that we have no words for it. Maybe Sup doesn't literally see through things at all, but projects some seeing part of his psyche through space - something more akin to astral projection than X-ray vision.
Yeah, I know the guy who wrote the comic called it X-ray vision, but he was human. Superman isn't.