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Old 04-11-2011, 07:36 PM
 
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Scientists have identifyed four types of fungus that infect carpenter ants in the brazilian rain forest and then infect their brains and makes them zombies as it controls the ants to create a safe place for the fungi and then it kills the ant and then infects others to start the process all over.

Makes me wonder if certain fungi could infect humans and control our DNA/RNA and infact i believe a type of fungi that infects us is called mycotoxin (mold) although i'm not sure we know to what extent it could cause any disease or not in the human bodies.

Zombie Ants Controlled by Fungus - LiveScience
Seeing as a true zombie is a person that has a particuliar brain damage from being poisoned.
Vibrio alginolyticus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The source is a marine bacteria.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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. . . an infectious agent that will render its victims half-dead but still-living shells of their former selves.

Since this is happening to people anyway, how would we know if it's the virus that's causing it?
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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They already did. It's called television.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Could Scientists Create A Virus To Make Us Zombies??
Should scientists create a virus to make us zombies?

Scientists can do some pretty kooky things when they put their minds to it. I'm reminded of Dr. Joseph Mengele's medical experiments with conjoined twins. Kooky.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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Well we might act like zombies. But we would still not be living dead people, we would just behave like them lol
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Zombies are supernatural, are they not? Or are you thinking of biological zombies?
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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It has been around for a while, goes by the common name of 'television', wasteland of the mind.
Along with religion, video games and pornography.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Yep it is called the internet.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Along with religion, video games and pornography.
Don't forget gambling!
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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Just reading a cool story on Popular Science magazine about while highly unlikely however not impossible for a mad scientist could develope a virus to infect the human race that would then travel to and infect different regions of our brains that could make us into zombies (at least theoretically)

The author theorizes the use of Prions attached to a virus that can quickly infect humans and travel to the brain to shut down parts of it while keeping other parts functioning.

Anyway it's a quick read for those interested.

FYI: Could Scientists Really Create a Zombie Apocalypse Virus? - Popular Science Magazine
Yes, it is very possible. I made a thread about this subject in this same forum. I believe that a highly advanced chemical weapon could basically cause permanent brain damage resulting in a hyper-violent and very dumb person.....actually, thousands of these modern day zombies would possibly destroy complete cities/countries.

Here is an EXAMPLE of what a modern day zombie may resemble:



YouTube - ‪Crackhead Attacks Car‬‏
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