The Science Behind Our Favorite Zombie Stories | Suncoast View

The Science Behind Our Favorite Zombie Stories | Suncoast View
The Real Life Science that Inspires Zombie Stories | Suncoast View

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Zombies, serial killers and mad men." No, that’s not a Halloween movie. It’s the title of the extremely popular college course, taught by Professor Eric Smaw at Rollins College. Professor Smaw visits Suncoast View to tell us, Zombies are real. He says he became an expert on Zombies, "while doing research on why people engage in murder. Some people murder in a state of diminished capacity, " Neurological Zombies “.Their judgment is reduced so low, they are not able to consciously decide to commit murder. It is similar to sleep walking, or driving a long distance with no memory of it.”

He says his students take a deep dive into the differences between Hollywood Zombies and "real life" Zombies. They discuss how shows like "The Walking Dead" has some basis on science. Professor Smaw says he talks with his class about the "Walking Dead" Episode, where the zombies walk to Atlanta to the CDC to find out what's wrong with them. He says zombie appeal to our human nature, our deepest fears and desires, and they spark so many fascinating philosophical questions."

Professor Smaw has advice on how to survive a Zombie Apocalypse. He says have plenty of food, water and amno on hand. If not, go to Walmart and hunker down. They have plenty of supplies there. And maintain a strong wireless connection. So you can visit the CDC Website for advice.

The Real Life Science that Inspires Zombie Stories | Suncoast View

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