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Zombie Ants.....or Zombie Humans..AHHHHHh

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posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 07:01 AM
i say zombie ants

posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 08:47 AM
reply to post by ShadowZion

Well, for all we know we are already "zombies" to some virus or bacteria or other little thing. I have been thinking about starting a thread on the topic for a while now.

But, certain bacteria found in dirt can increase your happiness. And there is viral DNA wrapped up in our own DNA which when activated can cause various mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Toxoplasmosis is a protozoa that when it infects people, especially Rh Neg people, can significantly impact their behavior, including their driving and overall coordination, making them more prone to accidents. When it infects other creatures, it does the same thing, makes them take risks that will get them eaten so they end up in their host animal.

I recently read in New Scientist that you are born 100% human, but you die 90% not human.

There are many species of bacteria and other microorganisms that live on or inside the healthy human body. In fact, 90% of the cells in (or on) a human body are microbes, by number[6] [7] (much less by mass or volume). Some of these symbionts are necessary for our health. Those that neither help nor harm us are called commensal organisms.

We might already be zombie humans for all we know. Some of our early in life colonists might play a crucial role in our developing a sense of "self" and might even explain the widespread belief that "we are all one" that many humans have. Maybe its a memory coming from one of the organisms inhabiting our body for whom that is true in a sense.

Maybe "we" are actually some microbe inhabiting a meat puppet.

posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 01:56 PM
A few posts back you asked how the fungus would know to come alive when it entered the host. Well, the fungus was already alive, it just reacts to its surroundings based on a chemical reaction.
It's the same basic concept as a desert plant coming to Life when it rains.
They remain dormant until water reaches them then their life cycles reactivate and the plant flowers.

In the fungus there is no need for thought, it could just sit in the ground and grow and reproduce until resources were used up. Thought by this fungus is a byproduct of the infection of the brain.

I'll let you in on a little secret, plants and fungus do not think, they react based on chemical concentrations and light, its an evolutionary thing. Think about this... if plants and fungi are stationary, thought would end up being a hindrance to survival due to the fact that they would all be prisoners in their own bodies, however, by the luck of the draw, this fungus seems to be capable of accessing the neural network of it hosts, so, when it is somehow picked up its first reaction would be to utilize the resources contained on the host. This is not a thought its a reaction, as its using these resources it, by chance, begins to grow within the brain, this is where it could possibly gain access to the ants thoughts and memories, which are probably primarily on resource locations and their value. Well, now the fungus has gained access to the brain and is using the information it receives to make the ant travel to one of these resource locations and looking for more along the way. Basically the fungus could play off of whatever skills and thought patterns are available within its host. It does not think it reacts. Even human thought is technically a chemical reaction.

I can guarantee that this fungus does not have the ability to think without a host. The chemical reactions necessary for thought would not be Evolutionarily beneficial to plants or fungi as they would require much more nutrient/sustenance to survive. Final thought would definitely be a byproduct of an infestation of the brain..

posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 02:01 PM
This thread ie killing my star/post ratio by the way.

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