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Could a Zombie outbreak happen in real life?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:27 PM

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Could zombies actually exist? What would it take for human corpses to rise up and hunt the living? We often think zombies are scientifically impossible — but actually, they're just very implausible. Here's one way The Walking Dead could happen in real life.

To start our zombie thought experiment, we need to make some basic assumptions. First, we're ignoring all supernatural zombie origins. We're also going to set aside space radiation, mysterious comets, or Russian satellites. Our focus will be narrowed to biological origins –- a zombie contagion. Of course, there are many different zombie scenarios in books and film, and no one theory is going to cover all of them perfectly.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:37 PM

One word: Annoying.

I mean seriously, how many articles are written every month about a possible Zombie outbreak !? Seems to me like there's a article or thread written about this every day.

It won't happen folks, Zombie outbreaks are nothing more than fiction and something you'll see only in books or movies.

And I still can't believe that some people are actually wishing for something like that to come true. :rolleyes:


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:41 PM

Zombies, as in reanimated corpses? Nah. But I do believe that a variation of 28 Days Later's "RAGE" virus is quite possible. :)


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:57 PM

 JonathanVonErich, on 12 June 2012 - 09:37 PM, said:

One word: Annoying.

I mean seriously, how many articles are written every month about a possible Zombie outbreak !? Seems to me like there's a article or thread written about this every day.

It won't happen folks, Zombie outbreaks are nothing more than fiction and something you'll see only in books or movies.

And I still can't believe that some people are actually wishing for something like that to come true. :rolleyes:

It's because of the "cannibal attacks" that are happening everywhere. -_-;

I can't believe people would want that! I. . .I just can't. >.<

I was looking through a topic and some guy hopes the end of the world would bring zombies. I mean what the heck?

I personally can't deal with zombies. Too scary.


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:07 PM

 JonathanVonErich, on 12 June 2012 - 09:37 PM, said:

One word: Annoying.

I mean seriously, how many articles are written every month about a possible Zombie outbreak !? Seems to me like there's a article or thread written about this every day.

It won't happen folks, Zombie outbreaks are nothing more than fiction and something you'll see only in books or movies.

And I still can't believe that some people are actually wishing for something like that to come true. :rolleyes:

It really has to stop. I used to be a huge zombie fan, but the very word bugs me now. Sad.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:09 PM

I don't think we will have to worry about zombies anytime soon.  They are thinking bath salts caused the guy in Florida to chew that mans face off.  I suppose there could be some sort of disease that could make people act nuts, rabies, schizophrenia.


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:31 PM

Zombies and Vampires are the fiction created by various authors in order to write books and get money,instead of going out to work in some mundane crap job. Pure fiction which cannot happen in real life,I think its hilarious that some poor misguided folk seem to think its all true and could happen, and feel sorry for them.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:28 PM

I've stood in a supposedly "haunted" cemetary at midnight,with my mate,waiting for something to happen, come out you Zombies and Vampires here we are , we shouted....what happened was ....we got bloody cold....( I use to be a werewolf but I'm not one nowwwoooooo.) hee hee....

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:29 PM

Still looking forward to the new zombie flick, World War Z.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:31 PM

Gosh there's some grumpy folks in this thread.

Maybe next time Still Waters should post a thread about "like buttons"
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Edited by Daughter of the Nine Moons, 12 June 2012 - 11:32 PM.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:03 AM

That's a an interesting take on zombies. Fungus, huh?


 DBunker, on 12 June 2012 - 11:29 PM, said:

Still looking forward to the new zombie flick, World War Z.

Looks like you might be waiting quite awhile. It's been delayed by 6 months for seven weeks of "extensive re-shoots". Things aren't looking good for the film, though I hope they can pull it off.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:42 AM

 Imaginarynumber1, on 13 June 2012 - 02:03 AM, said:

That's a an interesting take on zombies. Fungus, huh?




Looks like you might be waiting quite awhile. It's been delayed by 6 months for seven weeks of "extensive re-shoots". Things aren't looking good for the film, though I hope they can pull it off.

If it's half as good as the book, I'm sure it will be better then the bulk of zombie flicks out there. Now, if the world were to end, I say bring on the zombies! wth not? We are going to die!!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:58 AM

 Daughter of the Nine Moons, on 12 June 2012 - 11:31 PM, said:

Gosh there's some grumpy folks in this thread.

Maybe next time Still Waters should post a thread about "like buttons"
A cookie for who ever finds this
very grumpy indeed D:


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:07 AM

 spud the mackem, on 12 June 2012 - 11:28 PM, said:

I've stood in a supposedly "haunted" cemetary at midnight,with my mate,waiting for something to happen, come out you Zombies and Vampires here we are , we shouted....what happened was ....we got bloody cold....( I use to be a werewolf but I'm not one nowwwoooooo.) hee hee....

You obviously went home too early. The Zombies and Vampires come out when they're ready, not when you call them. Can't believe you wouldn't know that.


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:19 AM

Why are Zombies always seen as being nasty ? If I was a Zombie I dont think that I would wander aound trying to bite someones head off. Yuk , or you could catch something horrible like Aids, Aha new theme for a movie perhaps ? ha ha

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