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Could zombies exist? Should we be preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse? Find out how these ferocious, flesh-eating creatures could become a reality, through a simple scientific pathway.
Written and created by Mitchell Moffit
The Marine’s and other law enforcement at a counter-terrorism summit last week jumped on the zombie apocalypse bandwagon as a theme for emergency preparedness. But, honestly, according to science, would a zombie apocalypse ever really be possible?
The short answer, as told by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown in their latest ASAP Science YouTube video, is “hypothetically, yes.”
We’re not talking the back from the dead type of zombie, but a virus affecting the brain and causing the victim to lash out in zombie-like fashion, which at least has stronger possibilities
The slightly more than two minute video explains how neurons could be used by the virus.
“This zombie virus would have to use specific neurons that affect particular parts of the brain to induce a zombie state,” the narrator said.
The crux is that the virus can’t damage the entire brain. So, if this sounds unlikely, the narrator goes on to explain that your own nasal passages contain olfactory nerves linking to parts of the brain that if infected with the currently fictional virus could lead to “zombified effects.”
“Essentially, transmission of a virus through the olfactory nerve could create super hungry, agressive, brain dead beings that can’t recognize family and friends or control their own actions.”
See for yourself how this virus would work in the video:
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Ben81
I will always SnF and support the zombie (PC "Breathing-Challenged) agenda.
Brilliant analysis and something we should all be aware of.
If you're prepared for a zombie apocalypse, you're prepared for anything.
Originally posted by donniered
A zombie apocalypse won't ever happen End off. Make's good tv.
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
Why is America so obsessed with zombies? I can understand a passing phase of interest but its starting to get a bit weird now , almost like the weird kid at school who wont stop poking the road kill with a stick.
edit on 2-11-2012 by PhoenixOD because: Pull my finger dawg