Math tries to catch up with pop-culture

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Oh those Canadian mathematicians are such smarty-pants; anything for publicity.

This item from several alert friends this morning…

Recently a group of Canadian mathematicians used the epidemiology of a zombie breakout to predict the outcome of “similar” viruses. Defining a zombie as

a reanimated human corpse that feeds on living human flesh,

they conclude that

if zombies actually existed, an attack by them would lead to the collapse of civilisation unless dealt with quickly and aggressively.

In a scientific paper discussing their findings, the authors assert that humanity’s only hope against such zombies is to

hit them hard and hit them often.

Perhaps they should have simply hired (insert the name of your favourite zombie fan here) who could tell them all of that and so much more. I suspect they needed an official excuse to watch piles of zombie flicks.

Read about it on Canada.com or BBC News.

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