Sunday, August 23, 2009

Best Study Ever?

Canadian researchers try to discover the best way to defeat a zombie uprising. The answer: hit them hard, fast, and often. And mercy (in the form of capture or treatment) is for the weak. Tim Cavanaugh thinks the professors are too grim -- but they have mathematical modeling on their side. Mathematical modeling!

Daniel Drezner, by contrast, analyzes the zombie threat from a variety of International Relations perspective. To my eye, it's way too much diplomacy and not enough scenes from "Resident Evil" -- but that's just me.

Here is a link to the original study.

4 comments:

Charlie H. Ettinson said...

Another gem from Carelton. The University that just let go the Paris bomber. I can't beleive that public funds may actually go to this kind of stuff....

Rebecca said...

Aww, you didn't mention Prof. Robert Smith?!

David Schraub said...

Oh, lighten up Charlie.

And no, I didn't mention Robert Smith? because that annoys the hell out of me. I thought folks with all lower case names were the worst of the lot, but this tops them hardcore.

Vadim said...

Does anyone remember of the Golden Fleece Awards? This post reminded me of Hutchinson v. Proxmire (1979).