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Morgan Freeman Takes On The Zombie Apocalypse


Everyone knows Morgan Freeman is one of the world's most gifted actors. But along with his high profile big screen accomplishments, Mr. Freeman has a long association with educational TV. Many of a certain age remember him as Easy Reader (The Electric Company) while others may recall him as Fredrick Douglas (PBS's The Civil War).  His work in educational TV continues to this day with his work on the Science Channel's Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman.

The show explores the deepest mysteries of existence — the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity.

Can we eliminate evil? What is nothing? Is there a superior race? These questions have been pondered by the most exquisite minds of the human race. Now, science has evolved to the point where hard facts and evidence may be able to provide us with answers instead of philosophical theories.

Through the Wormhole brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science — Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more — to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe.

On June 25th Wormhole will be taking on a topic near and dear to our hearts, Is a zombie apocalypse possible?

It is a nightmare that has stalked us for centuries: hordes of human beings transformed into mindless, cannibalistic monsters. Could this civilization-ending nightmare become reality? Scientists have discovered pathogens that turn insects into the walking dead. New strains of viruses are attacking humans every day. Mathematicians have calculated the likelihood of surviving a zombie virus outbreak: they’re not hopeful. Now neuroscientists are discovering how easy it is for us to lose conscious control of our bodies. Are we at risk of becoming puppets? And if we are already in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, would we know it?

Here are a few clips from the episode: