• Question: can people from the dead come to life

    Asked by edward321 to Mike on 3 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 3 Jul 2012:

      Not really! Not in the sense of a zombie or ‘the undead’, at least.

      Sometimes people are declared ‘clinically dead’ in hospitals – meaning they’ve stopped breathing and their heart isn’t beating – but emergency medical treatment can start their heart again and save them from death. This can only be done a few minutes later, though, or the body gets very badly damaged!