posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 10:41 PM
Originally posted by OrphenFire
This is finteresting. Yes, finteresting with an F. I'll let you figure that out.
But anyway, if they believe a virus could destroy braincells and render human beings mindlessly violent sacks of meat, enough to train on how to
combat such a scenario, then I am interested.
I've always considered the conventional idea of "zombies" to be impossible. There are numerous reasons a zombie outbreak would be quashed pretty
quickly. A rotten bag of undead flesh cannot survive in the cold OR the heat. But if a real zombie outbreak occurred and the "zombies" were not
actually rotten, but merely mentally corrupted due to some sort of brain parasite, then that could be much more plausible and deadly.
At first I shared your opinion that the common version of zombies could not exist in the real world.
However, after doing some reading, I was actually baffled by the abilities of biology and how far it can go. Some of those aspects are present in our
everyday life. We just don't notice it.
For instance, cancer. Sadly it's very common, but cancer is an actual biologic and genetic disorder. Some cells get out of control, get the wrong
instructions and start to replicate with nefarious effects to the person who is suffering from it. If genetics can cause that kind of weird behavior,
it's possible that a new configuration to the genetic material would cause a subject to become zombie-like.
for that to happen, the change would require that complex neural processes would stop and primal and animalistic instincts to continue. Physical
changes could also adapt, like blocking pain signals, which would cause a lack of awareness of injury, making the subject very prone to having open
People with certain mental problems or disorders can develop very odd behavior, or even excessive aggression. Psycopath's have their abits studied
and conclusions were made regarding their mental health. If a couple of wires crossed in our minds can make old grandpa unrecognizavble, then it's
safe to assume that a virus that would target certain mental and physical areas could turn someone into a zombie.
Zombies would be limited to biological conditions, but if we look at how far our biological comditions can go, it starts to look quite plausible.
But, regardless, all this would require a very advanced research and development team, plus advanced technological means and knowledge. Knowledge that
I believe we still do not have. Like, as an example, genetic manipulation.