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Zombies in Math and Literature

Definition #

A zombie is typically a reanimated corpse. Also known as the "un-dead."

Commentary #

While zombies are not as popular as brains, the former are increasingly the subject of discussion. For example, the recent film Zombieland and the video game Left 4 Dead both feature zombies. Various defenses and survival guides exist to help you deal with potential zombie attacks.

Trends of zombies and brains

Brains are still more popular than zombies.

(Image: Google Trends)

However, the emergence of zombies in non-entertainment fields is interesting. David Sirota of In These Times has an interesting article on The Zombie Zeitgeist which discusses this new/old phenomenon and how society is dealing with "apocalyptic anxiety".

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2023-11-28 #