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Saturday, October 22, 2011

31 Days of Horror: Day 22-- The Zombie Research Society

That headline is not a joke.  There really is a zombie research society.  Here is their official website where you can also find their founding principles:
Founded in 2007, the Zombie Research Society (ZRS) is dedicated to raising the level of zombie scholarship in the Arts and Sciences.  ZRS Members represent diverse backgrounds, interests, and theories, but are unified in their support of the Society's three foundational principles:
1) A zombie is a biologically definable, animated being occupying a human corpse.
2) The zombie pandemic is coming.  It's not a matter of if, but a matter of when.
3) Enthusiastic debate about zombies is essential to the survival of the human race.
As I am currently entrenched in the post-apocalyptic zombie world of Zone One, this society is really looking like a good idea.

I may be partially joking with this post, but only partially.  Go to their advisory board page.  There are neuroscientists along side George Romero.  These people are serious.  They also claim to be the only society documenting fact-based possible zombie outbreaks throughout history.  And they have books!

Look, if the zombie apocalypse is inevitable (and if you read any horror fiction these days, you are thinking it is), why not be prepared.  I have an rss feed to their official blog to stay abreast of the latest in zombie happenings.  It can't hurt.

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