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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Ruins Your Zombie Fantasies Forever - Video

Love this bit

"just sayin’"

He’s thought about it though. One of the greatest minds of our generation sat down one day and was like “wait, could zombies exist?” And then he did the science thing and was like “nah we’re good.”

I wish he would shut up about topics he’s not an authority on. Like, it’s the absence of leptin that triggers hunger. It’s our satiety hormone; we could expect a body not producing it to experience uncontrolled hunger (hence the role of leptin resistance in obesity). As well, there’s nothing in zombie lore, especially modern zombie lore, to suggest that they couldn’t have active circulatory systems or that rigor mortis (which happens several hours after death anyway) would even occur because zombies are the living dead, not corpses. Shit’s just really unimaginative speculation from someone with a limited grasp of basic biology. I am disappoint.

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