Wired Magazine reports that all life on Earth may have originated from dead alien viruses that reanimated after reaching our planet. Researchers at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada) claim that even though microbes are dead, they carry enough genetic information to allow new life to rise from their ashes.
Astronomer Paul Wesson continues:
“The vast majority of organisms reach a new home in the Milky Way in a technically dead state. Resurrection may, however, be possible.”
Wesson’s hypothesis is highly speculative because we know so little about the true origins of life on Earth. Nonetheless, it has profound implications for the field of zombie research.
If reanimated creatures are at the root of human civilization, it could be argued that the coming zombie plague is not only possible, but likely.