In a new video from Tech Insider, the popular science guru, Neil deGrasse Tyson, took some time out from science-ing to address a very serious and socially relevant question that has been on the tip of everyone’s tongues as of late; who would win in a fight, Batman or Superman.
According to Tyson, “I don’t think anyone who would put Batman and Superman in a cage match could possibly think that Batman stands a chance.”
He draws immediate attention to Superman’s alien lineage while pointing out that Batman is but a mere mortal. “We all know that Batman is human and that Superman is Superman. They both have capes, but Batman can’t fly and Superman flies. Superman would wipe his butt with Batman. That’s basically what would happen there,” explains Tyson.
While Tyson is quick to dismiss Batman in mono a mono combat, he suggests that Batman’s best bet for winning the fight is not with his fists, but in the court of public opinion.
He does go on to suggest a better hero duel that might actually give us our money’s worth. According to Tyson, “You know, a better contest would be Iron Man and Batman. These are two humans that by technology, and science, have created ways that they can fight crime and get rid of bad people.”
So who would win that fight? “In that contest, my money’s on Iron Man because he invented everything that he uses. Batman however, has got engineers in the back 40 working on his exoskeleton,” explains Tyson.
So what do you think? Does Tyson make some good points or does he need to hit the books before he starts actually placing his bets? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.