Freitag, 8. April 2011
The social Zombie
The Zombie as braindead creature motivated by primitive instincts seems at a first glance not able to keep social relations. But there exists source material prrving the opposite. For example Land of the dead shows up Zombies with feelings and social relations. Very weak but visible. Sometimes it is even seen that the Zombies follow some kind of leader. In Left for Dead 2 the Clowns lead groups of about 10 Zombies. The Brain Eaters, a very nice film made 1954 shows a structure where the Zombies follow the one which created them. It must be mentioned that in this case the zombiefication is created by parasites what allows the conclusion that the structure is a copie of the inner structure of the parasites. There could also be mentionend a very recent film, Dead Snow. As you see there the military structure is hold up by the zombiefied Soldiers. So it is possible that social structures exit in Zombie groups, as a copie of those, which existed at lifetime. The remaining question is if this allows the conclusion that there is remarkable brain acivity left, or if it is just an imitation of the behaviour at lifetime. In my opinion a Zombie is in general capable of basic feelings and thougts. The brain sector responsible for feelings must be working in any way just to produce the rage when seeing human beeings. Unfortunately this question can not finally be answered what leaves a significant gap in the considerations about Zombie ethics.