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Old December 9 2010, 08:44 PM   #662
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Re: AMC's The Walking Dead Season 1 Discussion & Spoilers

Peter the Younger wrote: View Post
Ironically, the same thing that makes zombies biologically implausible is what makes disastrous counter-strategies more likely; the authorities simply can't/won't accept that these things are reanimated corpses that can only be stopped in a very specific way.
That's not really irony; it's just consistency. It's implausible to them the same way it's implausible to us. The only difference is that if we choose to reject the implausibility, the worst case is an Internet flame war. If they reject the implausibility, it means a disastrous defeat.

Reverend wrote: View Post
I have to say this is a fun discussion. I wonder what it is about these end-of-the-world scenarios that makes them so engaging when logically they should be just terrifying.
Because those situations could never really happen here.

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