In spite of having claimed I don't want to spend much time at all writing these posts (cf. my comment to my brother's comment in "Politesse,"), I am currently working on a post that is taking me three days and counting.
In the meantime, Roommate-Sarah and I would just like you to consider this: Superman is supposed to be faster than a speeding bullet. This always seems to imply physical speed. But wouldn't his intellect then need to be equally speedy? If he can zip around from place to place in order to save the world more efficiently, wouldn't his mind need to be able to catch up? What would happen if he got somewhere that fast and wasn't a quick enough thinker to figure out what to do when he got there?
Does anybody know anything about this? We're both a little concerned.