....when a studio like Warner Brothers produces their own gritty reboot of a character,
Batman is the story of a boy who witnessed his parent's murders and then decided to dress up like a bat in order to punish criminals. Other than the 60s live action TV show and the 80s Superfriends cartoon when wasn't Batman gritty? Have you read The Dark Knight Returns? Or The Killing Joke? Or the original Detective Comics stories? Even Burton had Batman kill at least a dozen henchman in 1989. FFS Bats was blowing guys away with a pistol in 1939. Are you aware of the Batman mythos at all? Who submitted this? Oh.
Life is pretty rare in the Universe Source? I'd be shocked if we didn't find life in the oceans of Jupiter's moons, if we ever bothered to go there.
Direct observation. Anything other than evidence based science is just you daydreaming. Besides, even if life was found elsewhere in this solar system that wouldn't be enough to change the general premise that life is pretty rare in the Universe. When all is said and done, as of 2015, life has only been observed on one planet, in one system, in one galaxy in the entirety of the Universe. You can't even point to evidence of past civilizations. But I guess it's only been 14 billion years give or take. Give them some time. They'll show. In all honesty though, if life was as common as you assert then shouldn't we see colonies and ships by now? It'd only take 1 civilization to decide to colonize our galaxy. Mathematically, they could have done it in 50 million years without FTL travel. So where are they?
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