Will zombies ever exsits?
Well, I believe that the concept of zombies came from back in the day when people weren’t sure that someone was dead or not and they buried people that were alive. Some (in shallow graves) would claw their way out but they would be so traumatized that they were never quite ‘right’ again. There is also a form of Houdon (black magick associated with Voodoo) that can make someone appear to be dead. The stuff basically paralyzes you and makes your heartbeat undetectable and can cause some brain damage. So if you do make it out of your grave you appear to be a zombie. There was a movie called Serpent and the Rainbow about this. Although it’s a fictional movie, the director got the idea from true stories.
Zombies have existed for a long time Wade Davis, a Canadian ethnobotanist, presented a pharmacological case for zombies in two books, The Serpent and the Rainbow (1985) and Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie (1988). Davis traveled to Haiti in 1982 and, as a result of his investigations, claimed that a living person can be turned into a zombie by two special powders being entered into the blood stream (usually via a wound). The first, coup de poudre (French: ‘powder strike’), induced a ‘death-like’ state because of tetrodotoxin (TTX), its key ingredient. Tetrodotoxin is the same lethal toxin found in the Japanese delicacy fugu, or pufferfish. At near-lethal doses (LD50= 5-8µg/kg), it can leave a person in a state of near-death for several days, while the person continues to be conscious. The second powder, composed of dissociatives like datura, put the person in a zombie-like state where they seem to have no will of their own. Davis also popularized the story
Probably not. Once you have died there’s really no way to get your heart to start working again. Let alone your brain. At least, right now there aren’t ways to bring people back. Who knows, maybe some time in the future a scientist will stumble upon a way to bring people back…let’s just hope they don’t become zombies.