posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 08:56 PM
Originally posted by Gridrebel
NO zombies....just not possible.....we can't even cure the common cold. NOW we can create zombies.....in their dreams. This is just a diversion,
I'm not even for sure from whom. Maybe too many people have watched
"The hills have eyes"....
I don't get the flu vaccine, but the "common cold" is simply the influenza virus. It mutates constantly. It is, most likely, the most difficult
virus to ever eradicate completely. I would expect an effective vaccine for HIV and Ebola long before a be-all, end-all "common cold" (aka every
possible influenza strain, ever) vaccine.
Anyhow, I'm guessing this is simply a "fun" training exercise, and one that could not only be more engaging for young troops raised on FPS video
games, but one which can also help to desensitize them more easily to killing, while also taking care not to offend any one group. Its not a training
exercise against Islamic terrorists, Irish terrorists, "Constitutionalist" Patriots, Russians, or Chinese, its just zombies. Faceless,
nameless...we're just preparing for warefare "in general."
Honestly, sensible, for a number of reasons. Now thathsaid, I DO believe that a "zombie apocalypse" is very possible (at least, as far as apocoli
(or is it apocolypses?) go. A sudden "must-get" "vaccine" to protect everyone for the pending doom of a pandemic disease (or even not a must-get,
but one where most of the population is sufficiently frightened to get it anyhow) is put out. Unfortunately, instead of protecting from the real or
fake threat of the disease, it disengages higher brain function, reducing people to primal states, it activates production of brain chemicals favoring
aggression, deactivates pain receptors as another poster suggested, and viola! Zombie pandemic.