Inside Science News recently weighed in on zombie survival debate, and their findings may surprise you. Using Physicist Davide Cassi’s study on how long an entity hiding in a complex structure could survive if being pursued by predatory random walkers, ISN concludes that your local mall is the place you want to go.
The most obvious hole in this theory is a lack of accounting for who else will be there. Because an essential ingredient of any new zombie is an available human body, avoiding large groups of people is your first step to not getting eaten (see: Don’t Be A People Person).
Even deadlier is ISN’s assumption that zombies move about randomly, without will or intention:
“Cassi formulates a model to describe the behavior of randomly moving particles as they travel through maze-like networks. The more twists and turns, the safer you’ll be.”
Sure, if zombies don’t take an active interest in hunting you down – through smell, sight, sound, etc. – then the more corners they can wander into and get stuck the better. Heck, even Jack Nicholson couldn’t find his son in a garden maze when push came to shove, and he still had a fully functioning brain.
But most prevailing theories argue that zombies are not simply wandering around aimlessly, but instead doing everything in their power to find and eat you. They don’t sleep, they don’t get tired, an they never stop. More than twists and turns, any zombie hiding place should judged on the availability of food, clean water, and reliable means of escape.
To read ISN’s full article click HERE.