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#21 Nerdfatha

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:19 PM

Manboobs are like zombies. They are saggy, moist, stinky, you don't want them touching you, they always show up when you least expect or desire them to, slapping them does not deter them and only seems to arouse their aggression, they are more terrifying in groups, they are squishy, they tend to bob with movement, dogs tend to bark at them, they look better in the dark, people stare at them longer than necessary, the bigger they are the more fear they cause, and kissing them may be detrimental to your health.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:51 PM

To touch on your original inquiry:

 

If you are going with the virus induced version of the zombie, then the generally accepted reason for why they don't eat one another is so that the virus continues to spread to living bodies. There are already viruses out there like this, where insects and such are infected and their brain is rewired so they seek contact with its fellow species to propogate the infection. So it is reasonable to assume that the zombie virus could operate within the same rules. Infect, spread, repeat. An already infected body wouldn't register to another dead body infected with the virus as food because there is no need to spread through that vessel, and stopping that other zombie from moving would hinder the spread of the virus as well. Uninfected creatures, obviously, would be the target victim.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:13 AM

Really? Reaaaally? Come on, it's basically impossible, at maximum.

No, it is improbable. However given enough time such a mutation could certainly occur. Rabies symptoms can already cover most of what could be considered zombie like behavior. 

 

A rabies zombie infestation would be a lot more boring than a cordyceps zombie infestation though. On account of cordyceps having a better method of transmission. 


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#24 Mister Sympa

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:50 PM

Can I get rabies if I have rabid sex with a rabid rabies zombie?


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:58 PM

Can I get rabies if I have rabid sex with a rabid rabies zombie?

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 12:05 AM

No, it is improbable. However given enough time such a mutation could certainly occur. Rabies symptoms can already cover most of what could be considered zombie like behavior. 

 

A rabies zombie infestation would be a lot more boring than a cordyceps zombie infestation though. On account of cordyceps having a better method of transmission. 

 

And the chances of anyone surviving a rabies infection are next to none. There are only a few documented cases in history of people actually making it through the entire infection. Oh and let's not forget rabies in its current format is not very infectious between humans at all. The way the disease works and how debilitating it is to humans; it's not like in the movies where people are charging around biting people, it's more akin to writhing around in agony before the onset of delirium and paralysis. Not very good zombies if they can't move. It'd take an immense shift in the rabies genome to make it effectively a zombies virus.

 

Cordyceps is absolutely out of the question as well, no virus could hijack the human brain and 'control' it like the cordyceps fungus does to ants, our brains are simply too complex.


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#27 Krankykoala

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 03:25 AM

You are wrong on a couple points there. 

 

First off surviving a rabies infection is not nearly impossible.It usually takes months for symptoms to show. Rabies is very curable until its symptoms begin to show, which is why if one suspects they have been bitten by a rabid animal they should seek help, and quickly.

 

Second, rabies victims do not suffer paralysis in the way you are thinking. They can still move, still walk, some can even run. They tend to lose control of some muscles, but it is rarely a full paralysis like you seem to believe.

 

The main thing preventing rabies from being more akin to the zombie myth is the incubation period. In most cases a person can be infected with rabies for months before showing any symptoms. On rare occasions symptoms can show in as little as a few days. Quicker incubation periods tied with a slight behavior modification(rabies tends to make people violent, but it does not make them want to bite. If it did transference would be more likely) would make the zombie myth more likely.

 

You seem to have a really horrible understanding of the concept of "impossible". These things are horribly improbable, on that I agree. They are not however impossible. For instance you say that it is "out of the question" for cordyceps to control a human brain due to the complexity of the human brain. However there are parasites in existence which change the behavior of bugs, birds, amphibians, as well as other mammals. It is foolish to think that there will never be a parasite capable of doing the same to humans. Full control is unnecessary, crating a few behavior modifications would be enough. Cordyceps I will admit are not a likely candidate to evolve in such a way, both because it is a fungus, and because it only exists in areas that have near to no human population, however it is hard to say what the future may hold for a true certainty.

 

I am not trying to convince you that these things will happen. I do not believe it likely that they ever will. However one must admit that there is that ever so slight chance that eventually it could happen. Of course even if it did it is unlikely to have the repercussions that Hollywood would like you to think. 


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 05:08 PM

because they search for brains?



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

Why don't zombies eat each other? Look at the animal kingdom. Plenty of creatures won't eat dead/diseased meat, for obvious reasons.

 

Sub-zero temperatures would freeze them, yes.

 

In most cases, the zombie virus is genetically-engineered, usually as a military weapon. Animals aren't that useful.

 

Zombies live in groups , and they are same as animals .

When animals live in groups they dont eat each other ... Its not all about diseased meat , they need each other for fighting and hunting .

 

 

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#30 Mister Sympa

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:52 PM

Your English was perfect, Spock. No worries.


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