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Zombies could wipe out humanity in 100 days

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Myles

Pretty dumb assuming each will get 1 victim per day.  

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freetoroam

The research, which was conducted by physics students at the University of Leicester, - 

"It lets the students show off their creative side and apply some of the physics they know to the weird, the wonderful, or the everyday." - See more at: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/302451/zombies-could-wipe-out-humanity-in-100-days#sthash.xkcWUxpr.dpuf

This should be in the writers section, 

Saying that, I am surprised this kind of "study" is being encouraged. Is this really what the university is classing as physics?  Below is what they should be concentrating on, the real threat to humans = not dead humans , but real diseases.


The team's findings were based on the SIR ( susceptible, infectious, recovered ) model which is more traditionally used to calculate the spread of real diseases through the population. - See more at: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/302451/zombies-could-wipe-out-humanity-in-100-days#sthash.xkcWUxpr.dpuf

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Darkenpath25

This Zombie obsession has gotten ridiculous . , 

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freetoroam
Just now, Myles said:

Pretty dumb assuming each will get 1 victim per day.  

What is frightening is not the thought of zombies, but that they are even putting this out there....this is our next generation of er....zombie film producers? 

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Habitat

Wow, it looks like the dumbing-down of the populace is just about complete.

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seeder

WW3 could wipe out humanity too, and is MORE realistic than fantasy stories

What next? leprechauns under threat from a growing army of Chinese fairies?

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freetoroam
12 minutes ago, seeder said:

 

What next? leprechauns under threat from a growing army of Chinese fairies?

I would laugh...but I would not be surprised, now you have given them the idea,  :lol: that this will be the next research our future generation of physic students will be conducting.

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Thorvir
2 hours ago, Myles said:

Pretty dumb assuming each will get 1 victim per day.  

And considering that each zombie marches slowly toward it's potentially heavily-armed and faster-moving target, I don't see a classic zombie apocalypse lasting longer than a day.

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GlitterRose

Geez...get over it. Just a little fun using an actual model that predicts infection for real diseases. 

The team's findings were based on the SIR ( susceptible, infectious, recovered ) model which is more traditionally used to calculate the spread of real diseases through the population.

"Every year we ask students to write short papers for the Journal of Physics Special Topics," said Dr Mervyn Roy from the University of Leicester's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

"It lets the students show off their creative side and apply some of the physics they know to the weird, the wonderful, or the everyday." 

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Summerin1905

why are people being salty its just a friendly project that researchers wanted to do. And to be fair if a disease that was similar to this were to happen we could learn from this study in a way.

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MstrMsn
55 minutes ago, Summerin1905 said:

why are people being salty its just a friendly project that researchers wanted to do. And to be fair if a disease that was similar to this were to happen we could learn from this study in a way.

It's because of the "Z" word. 

Though, some of them would probably cry if they used a disease that was eradicated a century ago. 

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Every year we ask students to write short papers for the Journal of Physics Special Topics," said Dr Mervyn Roy from the University of Leicester's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

That's why every year we are treated with a similar article. 

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Anyway, I don't see the problem with such a thought experiment. 

It's not they are spending months or years on these projects, nor taxpayers money. 

It's just a project out of many they develop throughout the academic year. 

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Hawken

zombie.jpg

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seanjo
On 1/6/2017 at 3:19 PM, Thorvir said:

And considering that each zombie marches slowly toward it's potentially heavily-armed and faster-moving target, I don't see a classic zombie apocalypse lasting longer than a day.

 

You've come across some real Zombies then?...****!

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Hawken

American Home Shield has you covered.

https://youtu.be/nIjjkHj1qec

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coolguy

if there are people  that lives though it negan will take half ur stuff :) 

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Frank Merton

The point I get from this -- and I think the point intended -- is that it doesn't have to be zombies.  Any infectious agent with the right dormancy and lethality and spread-ability could do it, and, with modern travel, we would be doomed before we knew what hit us.

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UFOwatcher

"Zombies could wipe out humanity in 100 days"

Not a Zombie fan but aren't they still considered 'humanity' just in a different dead/un-dead format? Do Zombies eat other zombies when all the living is gone?

YAWN.......

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Thorvir
On 1/7/2017 at 10:31 AM, seanjo said:

You've come across some real Zombies then?...****!

You can't use some common sense then?  Have you ever come across a real zombie?

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Thorvir
2 minutes ago, UFOwatcher said:

Do Zombies eat other zombies when all the living is gone?

No, they'll only eat those stupid enough to let a shambling and slow-moving, barely-sentient, rotting corpse gradually stumble right up to them and meekly stand their as their brains are eaten.  Apparently, zombies are racists/bigots.  When all the stupid people are gone, the zombies will just have to starve to death.

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seanjo
1 hour ago, Thorvir said:

Have you ever come across a real zombie?

Yes, Saturday morning after a p*** up...the cure is the kebab they fell asleep on the night before...

 

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Essan
14 hours ago, Frank Merton said:

The point I get from this -- and I think the point intended -- is that it doesn't have to be zombies.  Any infectious agent with the right dormancy and lethality and spread-ability could do it, and, with modern travel, we would be doomed before we knew what hit us.

Thats exactly the point

Although we might wonder if there is another point considering some of the (serious?) responses in this thread ......   I think the zombie plague is already upon us :o

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Bump in the Night123456

Well, this study those students did must not be taking into account all the guns, military, and angry dudes that would be there to beat the snot out of the shambling zombie corpses, Texas alone could put down a zombie invasion.

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