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Where Are the Zombies? by Kar Y. Lee, Ph.D. Smashwords Edition

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Where are the zombies?
By Kar Y. Lee, Ph.D. Smashwords Edition
Copyright © 2010 by Kar Y. Lee All rights reserved. Explicit permission is granted for free distribution of this work in its entirety. Partial redistribution is prohibited except for non-commercial use under the fair use doctrine. Feedback on the content of this book is welcome and can be sent by email to wherearethezombies@yahoo.com Paperback version of this ebook may be purchased on lulu.com by searching for the title of this book on the lulu.com website.

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Preface
This is not your typical zombie book. Zombies depicted in popular movies like “Day Of The Living Dead”, “Night Of The Living Dead”, or other similarly titled ones all have this partially deformed face and this mindless gaze. These slowly walking brain dead flesh eaters are supposed to be unconscious killing machines capable of doing great damage to anyone on their path. However, this book is not about them. This book is about another type of zombies. Think about a medical doctor who, during one of his sleepwalking episodes, performed an accurate diagnosis on his patient, with normal doctor-patient conversation carried out, and then had no memory or recollection of whatever happened afterward (except the handwritten note jolted down by the doctor during the diagnosis). One can argue that the mind of the doctor was not even there when he performed the diagnosis. He was in an autopilot mode without the involvement of his consciousness. When a person is functioning without the involvement of his own consciousness, we have an example of a phenomenal zombie (or philosopher’s zombie).

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This is the type of zombies that we are going to talk about. Despite being unconscious and mindless, phenomenal zombies, if exist, can have properly functioning brains. They may even have very good brains, rivaling those of our smartest. They can think (unconsciously). They can even write poems (unconsciously). They can do everything we can do. The...

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