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Limited thoughts.


I haven’t posted anything in a while, because exams have been taking up most of my time. So anyway, I was walking to school one morning, and these Jehovah Witnesses stopped me and handed me this little booklet and suggested I read it. Of course, the title of it captivated me- Doomsday: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy- so I decided to read a bit. It was the Awake! September 2012 edition, and as I read I came across a line that said: “There seems to be no end to the forces ready to pounce upon and lay waste to humanity-killer robots, monsters of all sorts, aliens, zombies, ghosts, dragons, apes, birds, mutant rats and giant wasps.” (The Fascination With Doomsday, Awake! September 2012) They said that people would not take these stories seriously, but I believe we know it is the contrary. In fact, people wouldn’t hype over it so much if there wasn’t even a glimmer of belief present, maybe a bit of fear. For me, it was the word “zombies” that caught my eye. Being a topic that I am very sensitive to, I decided to look into it a bit more. They also stated “First, they are based on the speculation of men, and humans have a far-from-perfect record when it comes to guessing the future.” (Doomsday May Not Be What You Think, Awake! September 2012) Now I should state that we are not trying to predict anything when making our theories about zombies. We are, however, looking at the possibility of something of that nature occuring at some arbritrary point, and brainstorming every possible way in which that would happen. We aren’t saying yes, the world will definitely end by the hands of zombies, but we are saying that it is very real that something of that nature and magnitude would have the ability to wipe out the human race (and maybe a couple other species as well). There was one line that I agreed with, which stated “Concerning that day and hour (when the world will end) nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father.”-Matthew 24:36 So we see that no one can predict it. But that does not mean that they should label everyone else’s theories as to the way in which it would happen as being wrong. I didn’t say that the Undead Hypothesis was right at all. But you know, they’re religion.
I am a Christian, however, so I do agree with everything the Bible has to say about this matter. Just saying.
But the zombies can come, and as I always say, non-believers are the first to die.

P.S.: There was a line that said “The upright are the ones that will reside in the earth, and the blameless are the ones that will be left over in it. As regards the wicked, they will be cut off from the very earth; and as for the treacherous, they will be torn away from it.”-Proverbs 2:5, 6. Think about that for a moment. Would that, in your opinion, determine who succumbs to the zombie Apocalypse? And what defines uprightness and blamelessness? I should be studying right now…


A virus, maybe?


I have a hypothesis zombification could be as a result of a highly infectious virus. This does make a lot of sense, from a biologist’s point of view. Let’s call the virus ZAIDS. With this hypothesis, the virus works just like the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), where it enters the bloodstream, attaches itself to the white blood cells and releases its genetic material into the cell. Basically, the white blood cell would now begin to produce the DNA of HIV, and so more members of the virus are created, with the human cell being the controlled host. Only thing is that for zombies, the brain would have to be taken over, so the ZAIDS virus would enter the brain cells and do the same thing.

Think of it this way: the viruses enslave the brain cells to produce their offspring. Of course, all severe viruses (or all infectious viruses for that matter) have epic physical bodily effects, and because ZAIDS would attack the central nervous system (brain), there would be effects all over the body, you know, cuz the brain controls all. One such effect could be multiple organ dysfunction, since brain signals to the vital organs would be warped or stop completely. Also there would be severe mental disorder, which leads to their wacko behaviour. To me, it seems plausible, but hey, it’s still a hypothesis.

Gonna eat potato chips now. Please, don’t contract ZAIDS.


Something to contemplate upon.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/richard-cimino-naked-bloody-gnaws-on-head_n_1881604.html#slide=more230092

I think I’ll discuss stories like this in my next post.


A little zombie browsing.


So I was on Facebook yesterday (cuz you know, free time is valuable and all that), and I was browsing through some zombie-related pages. Yeah, I am interested in other people’s opinions on zombies. There were lots of pictures and quotes on depictions of zombies, the usual stuff, and I constantly came across something that was a bit of food for thought. I mean, I’d seen it elsewhere, but this time I sat back and contemplated over it. Scrolling down the pages, there were these pictures and cartoons on zombie humour. Now I really have nothing against zombie humour, but if you think about it, doesn’t it dull the idea of a zombie being something horrifyingly terrible? To me it kind of creates stereotypes for zombies, like how people already believe that all zombies do is eat brains.

As I said, I have nothing against it, but if there are people out there who genuinely believe in the theory of zombies, then we need to expose others to more serious outlooks on the topic. Otherwise, the zombie era will come upon us and it would be harder to get people to believe, decreasing the number of potential survivors. Let’s give the Internet surfers some food for thought. Just saying.


I’m just another believer…


Hey, and welcome to my page. This is my first post, and usually a person would formally introduce him/herself to the readers. I, for one, won’t do that. All I’m going to say is that I am a believer. In zombies, that is. Not many people (at least from what I know) could say that, but I can’t say I’m a part of the masses. Now, I’m not here for popularity, and I know there are chances of my blog not even being read by anyone, really, but I’m here just to share my thoughts, and my hypotheses. And I have a ton of hypotheses on the uprising of the undead, as some may call it, the Zombie Apocalypse. However, I don’t think the “Apocalypse” would happen as flashy and as spontaneously as several authors portray it, or as many zombie movies illustrate it. No. It will begin small, it will root from the least suspected place and at the least suspected time, it will be sequenced and it will be inescapable. I have visited different websites and formus based on zombies and preparation for their attack, and the first question I’ve come across every time was: What do you think Z-day would be like, or how would it begin? Z-day refers to the day the zombies come after us or whatever. The thing is, there can be so many ways in which it could come about, that it would seem pointless to think of any way in which it would begin. I mean, you can come up with your own hypotheses, nothing wrong with that, but to come up with an exact theory about the events that would occur on “Z-day” would be similar to creating an exact theory on where our souls go when we die. No one knows for sure. And before you argue this statement, go look up the scientific meaning of the word “theory”. Also, zombies won’t just pop up one day, it will be a built-up occurrence with a possibly mysterious origin. I’ll come back to that hypothesis later. Anyway, I think about zombies a lot (very wild imagination) and I always come up with interesting, sometimes contrary and sometimes controversal, hypotheses on the attack of the undead. Now, I’m going to publish it all here. I suppose I’ll be here a lot.

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