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Calvincambridge
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steviemarie
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Zombies are possible.

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steviemarie
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/13/2012 Category: Science
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 756 times Debate No: 22818
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Calvincambridge

Pro

zombie a reanimated corpse infected by a virus, the virus infects kills and reanimates a individual, has a desire to eat living flesh as a subconscious means of spreading a virus

reanimate-To give the illusion of restoration of life by doing activities of the living

life-having basic functions such as walking but not breathing and reaction to stimuli ect..
steviemarie

Con

I accept, and would like Pro to declair what exactly this "virus" is that would reanimate a corpse.
Debate Round No. 1
Calvincambridge

Pro

This virus is not a specific virus but I think the most logical is a virus created by Max brooks called Solanum.

http://zombie.wikia.com...

My first argument is

A zombie outbreak has already happened
If a zombie outbreak has already happened then zombies must be possible
therefore zombies are possible

zombies have already attacked

Read this as an example

http://www.archaeology.org...
steviemarie

Con

If there is no specific virus than there is no grounds to say that a virus could reanimate a corpse.

"thousands of scratch marks adorned every surface of the tomb, as if the corpse had tried to claw its way out!" That doesn't mean the body was reanimated. The person may not have been dead and tried to get out. In 1892, they don't have the science today that we have in order to prove bodies are dead.

"The book (The Zombie Survival Guide) is divided into six separate chapters, a list of fictional attacks throughout history and an appendix. The first chapter 'The Undead: Myths and Realities' outlines Solanum, the fictional virus that creates a zombie"

http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 2
Calvincambridge

Pro

i will not rebut as my opponent is right but it is possible research must still continue. Now please read this.

http://www.cracked.com...
steviemarie

Con

The earth has been around for thousands upon thousands of years. For the amount of years humans have been occupying earth, there have been no zombie attacks. If it were possbiel, it would've happened already. Nowadays, dead bodies are handled much more carefully than they were in times such as ancient Egypt, or in 1892 like your last example. If there were viruses that could reanimate a corpse, it would've happened then because now bodies are handled much more scientifically and in cleaner enviornments.
Debate Round No. 3
Calvincambridge

Pro

No because of scientific advances a mistake could easily result in a Zombie outbreak
steviemarie

Con

steviemarie forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Calvincambridge

Pro

damn it another one got eaten by the undead.
steviemarie

Con

steviemarie forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Zaradi 4 years ago
Zaradi
If I wasn't already in a debate with you, I'd accept this and run your definitions are contradictory.
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Vote Placed by 1dustpelt 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con ff. All pro did was post links. Pro stopped arguing.