A pal of mine and I were discussing, over at wickedzombies.com, the possibility of zombification being caused by a man-made virus. He explained to me that since vaccines are just mild forms of the same virus, it would be possible for vaccinations to be the factor that initiates the spread of a virus so strong that it causes zombification. I thought for a second, and what I came up with next seemed plausible as well. So here’s my Recombinant DNA Hypothesis. For an illness like diabetes, we mass produce insulin using gene technology, where they cut out the portion of DNA that codes for insulin in humans, then add it to the plasmid DNA in the E.Coli bacterium, forming recombinant DNA that, when the bacteria multiplies to the millions, would produce large amounts of insulin. The same insulin is injected into the human. What if there was a change in the DNA sequence? Or what if the bacterial DNA mutates, or evolves? Let your imagination fill in the blanks.
Also, my bud came up with a very realistic (and freaky) way in which the zombie infection could spread. And I quote, “the human mouth is the second most toxic environment in the world. the Komodo Dragon holds the title for #1 most toxic mouth in the world. now take the second most toxic mouth in the world and put it in the mouth of a slowly rotting reanimated corpse. now you have your spread factor. between the naturally toxic bacteria in the human mouth and the bacteria from decomposing human flesh. then add the decomposing flesh left behind in a bite wound from prior victims. is it any wonder why a person dies between 24 to 48 hours after a minor bite to the hand or arm let alone a bite to an area where a major artery is?”
This guy is genius. Just genius.