Friday, August 14, 2009

More Zombie stuff


"In summary, a zombie outbreak is likely to lead to the collapse of civilisation, unless it is dealt with quickly. While aggressive quarantine may contain the epidemic, or a cure may lead to coexistence of humans and zombies, the most effective way to contain the rise of the undead is to hit hard and hit often. As seen in the movies, it is imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly, or else we are all in a great deal of trouble."

- WHEN ZOMBIES ATTACK!: MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF AN OUTBREAK OF ZOMBIE INFECTION -
-Philip Munz, Ioan Hudea, Joe Imad, and Robert J. Smith
- School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University,
-- 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada
- Department of Mathematics, The University of Ottawa,
-- 585 King Edward Ave, Ottawa ON K1N 6N5, Canada
- Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Ottawa,
-- 585 King Edward Ave, Ottawa ON K1N 6N5, Canada

So, as further evidence of the validity of my recent post about the increased saturation of the zombie genre upon the masses' frontal lobes, I present you, my dear and faithful readers, with this:

This study, most likely conceived and completed by a bunch of nerds so incredibly geeky that very few among us can actually comprehend the level of nerdy/geekery they live and operate at on a daily basis, attempts to mathematically model and determine the results of a mass zombie outbreak upon modern day society. Now, they mostly stick with the classic Romero Night of the Living Dead zombies, slow and dumb, which I think greatly skews the outcome, but the long and the short of the thing is, in the end, Math has finally proven out that which I have long claimed as holy writ:

Aim for the head, baby, because the only good zombie is a dead zombie.

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