According to mathematics, Batman will exist once every 25 million years

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Over at Ryan North's Dinosaur Comics, the perpetually-frozen-in-one-comic-strip Tyrannosaurus calculates the "Expected Real-life Batman Generation Rate." Needless to say, the odds aren't good.

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North mentions that he "took the .0001 parent murder from a statistic [he] found for humans in the Americas." He also notes that the dinosaur murder rate was undoubtedly much higher than the present human murder rate, so the probability of a Dinosaur Batman existing eclipses that of a Human Batman.

Does this mean the giant robot T-Rex Batman keeps in his basement had a better chance of becoming the Caped Crusader than Bruce Wayne? Of course not, given that the robotic dinosaur murder rate has been (I'm assuming) historically quite low. [Qwantz via Newsarama]

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There's an error in his calculation:

Bruce Wayne was not an Olympic athlete before his parent's death. He pushed himself to peak athleticism BECAUSE of his parents death. The two are intrinsically related.

He should be calculating the odds of a billionaire being murdered in front of their child. Past that though, there's not much you can calculate the probability of :/

So you can't calculate the odds for Batman, but you can calculate the odds of the creation of "Potential Batmen."