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Why Do People Believe In Zombies?

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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I hear this alot lately.

"Im preparing for a zombie apocalypse." Says the people.

Im not saying that zombie games/movies aren't fun, entertaining, or a great idea. It's just that the zombies portrayed in the movies are purely fiction. They go against most of the fundamental laws of nature, that people willingly tend to ignore because they are trigger happy. The thought of killing another human being, even though not technically alive, tends to seem like enjoyment in their case. Trying to turn their life into a video game.

Don't get me wrong. IF it did happen i would be right there fighting for my life. I live in the mountains not in a big city where people would turn quickly. So i would think i have a fairly good chance of knowing about the outbreak before hand. I wouldn't need a gun more for killing zombies but more for my own food sources. Trying to be resourseful of my surroundings. Matches, fishing poles, lures, a rifle, ammo, and clothing the essentials for my own well being.
But this is IF it would happen.

But when you start doing research, zombies will start being less and less credible if not impossible. I will give a couple of key points. These apply to a zombie apocalypse that has already begun.

1. Zombies will become prey to animals.
Humans are only the top of the food chain due to our exceptional intelligence as a species. Zombies lack this and many animals will take advantage to their lack of problem solving, reasoning, defence, and using tools. Essentially making them a reliable walking food source. Animals include predators, scavengers, and less thought about incects.

2.Zombies cannot handle the cold.
Once a human is dead the natural thermostat in the body is shut down. They would become cold blooded and incapable of keeping a healthy body temperature. In temperatures below freezing, zombies would essentially freeze. Becoming just as a steak in your freezer. Freezing living tissue would cause irreversible damage to the cells. Shredding them apart. So even if they thawed the body would be useless.

3. They cannot handle heat either.
Once a body has died, natural antibodies will die also. Bacteria inside of the stomach and intestines of the host will start to multiply exponentially. The heat will just make a body a playground for these microbes. As they live and die they release gasses causing the host to bloat and the end product. They will explode.

So you see even if a zombie apocalypse were to happen it wouldn't last very long. It would be an epidemic, but many many many people would still be alive to populate the earth. Of course economy may collapse and it would make an apocalypse anyway. But living your whole life in hiding? I don't think that would be the case.

So please people don't live your life thinking this will happen. There are many other plausible ways of an apocalypse happening. Just dont count on it being zombies.

Any and all replies are welcome. Just please keep it respectful with eachother, and please provide factual evidence if you are to counter this debate.

Thank you.




posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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Also more evidence can be found here.

7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly)



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:15 PM
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Is it too flippant of me to simply say that people believe in zombies and/or a zombie apocalypse because they are complete and utter morons?
One of my pet peeves. Can't possibly overstate how much it makes me hate people when i hear them talk about an upcoming zombie apocalypse as if it will actually happen.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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Well i guess most people dont care about zombies apocalypse's shows from the massive turnout to this thread lol.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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I was going to answer with a simple They Don't!

But after reading that, I will have to agree with Maroboduus.

And just go with they're Twats.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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Oh you would be amazed how many really do.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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Originally posted by TheCaucasianAmerican
I hear this alot lately.

"Im preparing for a zombie apocalypse." Says the people.

Im not saying that zombie games/movies aren't fun, entertaining, or a great idea. It's just that the zombies portrayed in the movies are purely fiction. They go against most of the fundamental laws of nature, that people willingly tend to ignore because they are trigger happy. The thought of killing another human being, even though not technically alive, tends to seem like enjoyment in their case. Trying to turn their life into a video game.

Don't get me wrong. IF it did happen i would be right there fighting for my life. I live in the mountains not in a big city where people would turn quickly. So i would think i have a fairly good chance of knowing about the outbreak before hand. I wouldn't need a gun more for killing zombies but more for my own food sources. Trying to be resourseful of my surroundings. Matches, fishing poles, lures, a rifle, ammo, and clothing the essentials for my own well being.
But this is IF it would happen.

But when you start doing research, zombies will start being less and less credible if not impossible. I will give a couple of key points. These apply to a zombie apocalypse that has already begun.

1. Zombies will become prey to animals.
Humans are only the top of the food chain due to our exceptional intelligence as a species. Zombies lack this and many animals will take advantage to their lack of problem solving, reasoning, defence, and using tools. Essentially making them a reliable walking food source. Animals include predators, scavengers, and less thought about incects.

2.Zombies cannot handle the cold.
Once a human is dead the natural thermostat in the body is shut down. They would become cold blooded and incapable of keeping a healthy body temperature. In temperatures below freezing, zombies would essentially freeze. Becoming just as a steak in your freezer. Freezing living tissue would cause irreversible damage to the cells. Shredding them apart. So even if they thawed the body would be useless.

3. They cannot handle heat either.
Once a body has died, natural antibodies will die also. Bacteria inside of the stomach and intestines of the host will start to multiply exponentially. The heat will just make a body a playground for these microbes. As they live and die they release gasses causing the host to bloat and the end product. They will explode.

So you see even if a zombie apocalypse were to happen it wouldn't last very long. It would be an epidemic, but many many many people would still be alive to populate the earth. Of course economy may collapse and it would make an apocalypse anyway. But living your whole life in hiding? I don't think that would be the case.

So please people don't live your life thinking this will happen. There are many other plausible ways of an apocalypse happening. Just dont count on it being zombies.

Any and all replies are welcome. Just please keep it respectful with eachother, and please provide factual evidence if you are to counter this debate.

Thank you.



1. whatever animal eats a zombie may turn into an animal zombie(can you imagine a zombie cougar

2.according to lore if the zombie is made by a virus outbreak than that virus then lives through the human living in what ever conditions it wants hot or cold it doesn't matter what the host can live in, the virus also creates heat fever ect.
3. the virus keeps the body preserved and cant stop the body from decomposition but slow it down, zombies in cold weather will move slower and zombies in wet hot enviroments will decompose faster

i dont think zombies are comming but am a fan of the lore and from what i remember the virus is the key to make zombies what they are, so if there was a zombie outbreak that would mean a highly developed virus would be the culprit. so to look at it from a scientific view is almost impossible, because viruses themselves are still not fully understood, and then u can look at zombies having a spiritual paranormal diesese, in which case are mainstream science would also not be able to explain. so it seems as if this may be a dead end debate since both sides have valid points`/possibillitys.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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Part of the fear is not just a literal translation of the undead walking about but is also tied to the possibilty of a new disease or state of conciousness that creates close to the same effect even if the "infected" are still alive sort of like "Crazies" or "The Signal". I know that I am irrationally afraid of zombies and even have nightmares about them but I LOVE watching zombie movies and reading The Walking Dead.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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Actually the real term for them is ghouls. In the George A Romero film, Night of The Living Dead, he doesn't use the term zombies, he actually calls them ghouls. I don't know how it first became a meme.

It's voodoo that creates the zombies.

And when I think of zombies, I mean people who had their brains fried with drugs of some sort.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:31 PM
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I think people know that the ultimate enemy is ourselves so if Zombies did start walking around biting and turning people it would be like nothing we have encountered before.
It's simply a fantasy.
People like to take a step from reality and imagine if something as crazy as having to fight an out of control neighbor would be like.

What's not as much fantasy is the possibility of something like '28 days later'. A virus that enrages the living to beat people to death is even scarier because a zombie has to conquer rigor mortis but an insane enraged person has full mobility and adrenaline to boot.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Everyone I have spoken with about this seriously doubt its something that could happen, its more of a mental game to them.

Of course they are thinking that the hoards of "unalive" or "zombie" people in an apocalypse situation is real. Kind of like some people are sheople, if something happened chaos would ensue and then it would be a defense situation against them.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by TheCaucasianAmerican
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Oh you would be amazed how many really do.

This is true. I'm completely mind-boggled by how many people i've heard discuss this as a potential reality, if not inevitability. Truly mind-boggling.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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A global poll might be a laugh.

I don't mind people believing things like this, and Werewolf, vampires etc. I particularly like Zombieland's rules.

So long as I can go to the shops, without the danger of being hamburger to some, or target practice to others, just for showing signs of the sniffles.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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Yes a virus that inhibits the frontal lobe of the brain could explain this possibility. Removing rational thought and empathy to living things.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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Of course zombies are not real, but, if they were it is possible that the zombies would not really be the living-dead but instead infected with some type of virus that destroys certain centers of the brain while leaving other parts, those needed for basic life functions, working.

I don't believe we will ever face any zombie hordes but it is possible that something will occur that will cause us to face something even worse than zombies. We may have to face humans.

Dang....Last few posts everyone had the same idea at the same time.


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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:46 PM
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Dang....Last few posts everyone had the same idea at the same time.


What is it that they say about brilliant minds? They think alike.

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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Bah, Ducking your head in the ground only exposes your butt to a big zombie bite!

1) animals..meh, a dog tries to eat them, they eat the dog. Animals tend to avoid the undead

2) That is what makes their bite so deadly. See, contrary to popular belief, the zombie "virus" doesn't spread (we all have it). The plethora of hyper-bacteria and other horrible post life infestations enter your bloodstream and can kill you within hours unless you happen to have a vast amount of powerful anti-biotics.

3) The cold is the zombie's best friend. Sure, they will freeze in place, making dead winter up north relatively safe..but then spring comes, they thaw out, and your guard is down and suddenly a new batch of zombies are shuffling out of the woods at your spring festivities.

4) The heat alternatively makes the viruses and bacteria become super-inflated and potent. the body rages with the need to feed and the zombies are a little faster, able to do a fairly quick stagger.

so there!


(assuming this thread is just a light hearted lulz thread btw...the zombie apocalypse is just a term, much like teotwawki or shtf..aka, a general bad event that could involve anything. a massive war with nukes could be a zombie apocalypse. a violent revolution, a massive emp, financial collapse, etc)



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 11:05 PM
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The notion of zombies or of a zombie apocalypse are really just Jungian archetypes for the feeling of total isolation that we tend to fall into in this day and age.

Zombies are cold, mindless, emotionless, driven creatures who are out to harm us.

This is allegorically applicable to any number of social issues... partisanship, racial disharmony, gender bias, immigration... and more.

So, just as UFO's served as allegory for the cold war... zombies and vampires seem to be our new subconscious venting points for our unspoken stresses and fears.

~Heff



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 11:09 PM
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I guess you didn't read anything I said.

Freezing destroys cells. The same cells that allow electrical impulses to go through the body to allow movement.

U ever see rigor mortis? Or a dead animal looking like their going to pop. Well they will. They wont get faster they will swell and bloat. Ever try to bend a swollen finger? It doesn't work very well does it.

Do your homework on human anatomy. Then come back to this debate.

You act like you already seen a zombie. Well reality check you haven't.

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 11:09 PM
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Havent any of you ever heard of the most famous zombie...

JESUS! For god sake how can you forget jesus?



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