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A zombie apocalypse can NOT happen, and here's why

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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 10:49 PM
I've been thinking about this, and a zombie apocalypse couldn't happen, zombies are considered undead, right?
Bodies that are dead that have rerisen in search of live prey, but there is a problem to this.
Once the heart stops pumping, the body starts decompose, tendons contract and after a few days the body will stat to rot.
In a few weeks, most will have advanced decomposition and be unable to move, so all you gotta do is hole up a week or two and you'd survive

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 10:56 PM
Zombies defy all the laws of nature right? So what makes you think they follow the rule that everything decomposes in nature after dead?

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 10:58 PM
By definition, a "Zombie" is a dead human who feasts on the flesh of other living humans. That being said, I haven't seen zombies eating other people recently. Don't worry though, there are plenty of examples of LIVING people eating other people out there.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:07 PM

Originally posted by CivilDisobedience
By definition, a "Zombie" is a dead human who feasts on the flesh of other living humans. That being said, I haven't seen zombies eating other people recently. Don't worry though, there are plenty of examples of LIVING people eating other people out there.

That doesn't mean they are 'Zombies' regarding what the OP is talking about. The only REASON those living people started eating other people was because they were so high out of their mind due to drugs like bath salts and PCP.

It's an interesting theory if true OP. But, I wonder if it's possible for the cells to also turn into 'Zombies' making it literally impossible to decompose in a matter of weeks. Bascially those cells would still be alive but dead at the same time. I don't know.
edit on 9-3-2013 by TheProphetMark because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:12 PM
Well maybe not a rotter zombie but rage zombies are very possible.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:18 PM
everyone knows, that the virus that lives inside the body of the undead help preserve the rotting tissue, although it will not prevent decomposition, it will slow it down. in the right conditions(cool and dry) a zombie can last for years. in bad conditions(warm and wet) maybe months.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:20 PM
reply to post by HomerinNC

There are plenty examples in the Zombie canon mythos describing zombies that are not just simply animated meat.

The 28 Days Later franchise illustrates an infection that transforms living people into raging psychopaths with all the attribution of the classic zombie. They do, of course, eventually die through violence or just starvation.

The Resident Evil franchise illustrates a virus with mutagen properties where the dead are functionally living from a reengineered standpoint.

The classic Romero zombie has taken several forms over the course of its description from space worms causing zombiedom, to government secret projects, allusions to Christo-mythology and then simply unknown.

Something to take note of is that Zombie behavior exists in nature.
Toxoplasmosis is a parasite that gestates in cats and rodents. Rodents exposed to cat excrement containing the little buggers get reprogrammed, like zombies, to basically present themselves to cats as easy prey.
People infected with toxoplasmosis show an affinity for cats (though this could already be the case beforehand).

There are a number of worms and fungus that also reprogram target host brains for differing purpose with target hosts ranging from ants, spiders, snails and other mainly insects being effected.

Rabies, in a sense, could be considered a zombie-making candidate.

From a 28 Days Later perspective, the possibility for a bioweapon that turns people into mindless infectious psychopaths could very well pose a real possibility.

Will we ever see something like that?

edit on 9-3-2013 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:23 PM
reply to post by TheProphetMark

The OP presents a valid (albeit obvious) argument against the existence of zombies. Unless, by some mechanism, the zombie is actually a living creature (and therefore not a zombie), and the cells are able to conduct normal metabolic processes, the cells are not going to survive in a state necessary to sustain life and perform activities (for example: eating people). The OP has essentially presented the ultimate argument against the existence of zombies. This, i suppose, was his point from the beginning. S&F

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:24 PM

Originally posted by CivilDisobedience
By definition, a "Zombie" is a dead human who feasts on the flesh of other living humans.

That's the classic definition of a zombie.

What we may see one day as zombies will not be not the undead but victims of a virus/bacteria/fungal outbreak that would affect the parts the brain that govern higher reason.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:27 PM
The zombie debate, haha. Zombies defy nature and all logic in general really, so is it much of a stretch that they’d defy the natural bodily decomposition laws? I personally don’t think there's any chance of a zombie apocalypse but I suppose you never know what viruses and whatnot they’re cooking up in the top secret labs around the world? If the US created HIV, who knows what else they’re capable of?

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:29 PM
Another example is the theory in The Walking Dead series.

Something in the blood, virus or whatever basically restarts the brain stem after death.

The brain dies, then moments later the "pathogen" reactivates the brain stem keeping the body alive on a basic "eat to survive" switch.

They do start to rot a bit, but the blood keeps flowing. Eeeeww.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:33 PM
Oh, I thought of another example. But I guess it might not be an actual zombie?

Stephen Kings book "Cell".

A code or program is sent through cell phones....a tone. Anyone on a phone at the time gets their brain "computer" system wiped. Could that be what the modern day medical definition of "dead"is? Brain dead except at the base level?

They turn to violent predators just living on survival instincts.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:45 PM
Well there are zombie alligators. Not really the same thing but close enough.


posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 11:54 PM
The movie is coming out soon,but my wife is reading the book now.

World War Z

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War. Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, “By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn’t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ‘the living dead’?” Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission. Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war “I found ‘Patient Zero’ behind the locked door of an abandoned apartment across town. . . . His wrists and feet were bound with plastic packing twine. Although he’d rubbed off the skin around his bonds, there was no blood. There was also no blood on his other wounds. . . . He was writhing like an animal; a gag muffled his growls. At first the villagers tried to hold me back. They warned me not to touch him, that he was ‘cursed.’ I shrugged them off and reached for my mask and gloves. The boy’s skin was . . . cold and gray . . . I could find neither his heartbeat nor his pulse.” —Dr. Kwang Jingshu, Greater Chongqing, United Federation of China “‘Shock and Awe’? Perfect name. . . . But what if the enemy can’t be shocked and awed? Not just won’t, but biologically can’t! That’s what happened that day outside New York City, that’s the failure that almost lost us the whole damn war. The fact that we couldn’t shock and awe Zack boomeranged right back in our faces and actually allowed Zack to shock and awe us! They’re not afraid! No matter what we do, no matter how many we kill, they will never, ever be afraid!” —Todd Wainio, former U.S. Army infantryman and veteran of the Battle of Yonkers “Two hundred million zombies. Who can even visualize that type of number, let alone combat it? . . . For the first time in history, we faced an enemy that was actively waging total war. They had no limits of endurance. They would never negotiate, never surrender. They would fight until the very end because, unlike us, every single one of them, every second of every day, was devoted to consuming all life on Earth.” —General Travis D’Ambrosia, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe

It's the truth,I tell you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:00 AM
reply to post by Druscilla

the possibility for a bioweapon that turns people into mindless infectious psychopaths could very well pose a real possibility.

Have you ever been to the only ER that allows everyone?
I have seen crazy.
I have seen crazy naked people.
I have seen crazy drunk people.
I have seen people wanting to eat other people.
We are not far from it,IMHO.

Just give it time,it's coming......

posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:04 AM
If its drug induced, then they're not really zombie since a zombie is undead

posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:06 AM
reply to post by buster2010

Because its how nature works, if something is dead, no blood is flowing providing nourishment to the cells, therefore decomposition occurs

posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:10 AM
reply to post by HomerinNC

It depends on what your definition of "zombie" is.

From my perspective, it's anyone with an apparent IQ less than 130. 130+ qualifies as 'competent', such they don't seem to shuffle about aimlessly to little or no real purpose as much.

posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:17 AM
reply to post by HomerinNC

So what about my post?

Something that has died but them only the brainstorm is reactivated and the "pathogen" and survival instinct runs the body?

posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 12:19 AM
reply to post by timetothink

How is it getting nourishment to the body?

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