Dr. Michael Dennin describes himself as a modern day Socrates (listen and find out why). A professor of Physics and Astronomy at University of California at Irvine, Dr. Dennin has made a name for himself as the go to guy for explaining superhero powers and abilities in real-world physics. He has appeared in the documentaries Batman Tech, The Science of Superman, Spiderman Tech, and Star Trek Tech. Doc Dennin also appears regularly on Ancient Aliens, and he designed a free online course through UCI with some of his colleagues about how to survive a Zombie Apocalypse. We talk about The Drake Equation, the advantages of being a millionaire, and how he is going to steal my idea for a fluffy Hulk.
Frank Drake designed an equation, whose purpose was to calculate the number of intelligent lifeforms in our galaxy who are sufficiently advanced to receive our transmissions. Check it out here.
Dr. Dennin sticks around and we talk about the X-Men, including Wolverine, Prof. X, and what’s her name…..oh yeah, Mystique!
You are used to hearing “Dr. Michael Dennin: Superhero Scientist”, but it turns out there is much more to Dr. Dennin than analyzing the physics behind faster than light spandex. This lifelong practicing Catholic has taken his questions about religion and God, and has looked at them with the eye of a scientist. The result is the amazing book Divine Science: Finding Reason at the Heart of Faith. In it, he takes a surprisingly rare but MUCH needed rational look at religion, and what can and cannot be explained with science. In this eye-opening discussion, we talk about truth vs fact, particle/wave duality and how it explains the Holy Trinity, plus we visit Dennin’s wheelhouse: God as a superhero.
The Doc on my first live show called Superhero Scuffles