Dead Birds and "Lion-Think" Among Humans

January 9, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

In The New York Times, James Gorman uses the recent example of mass animal deaths in Louisiana and Arkansas as a reminder that human beings evolved to be interested in more dangerous explanations of the natural world.
“Me, I’m betting on zombies. Has anyone checked to see if any dead birds are coming back to life? It may sound silly, but imagine the downside of missing the first signs of a zombie epidemic. Human beings would become walking bird feeders for the beaked undead.”