I have no issue with using 'virus' as an analogy. The virus analogy is more complex to explain that the 'zombie parasite'. Using the computer virus example is too robotic.David Cooper wrote: ↑June 6th, 2018, 2:18 pmZombie parasite may not be the best analogy. The parasite is likely messing with the functionality of the brain in a different way than a mind virus does - we're really dealing with a mind virus where the nearest equivalent is a computer virus. People can be infected by false beliefs which spread like a virus and may be driven by this to behave in highly irrational ways by running instructions that are part of the virus. The virus is software: rules. People are programmable, and some people run better anti-virus than others.
Note the following;
Meet 5 "Zombie" Parasites That Mind-Control Their Hosts
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/new ... halloween/
The above are easily demonstrated and proven empirically.
Just infect the said victim with the specific parasite and the victim will turn into a zombie in time just like what most religious people are doing.
Once a person understand the principles of the "zombie parasites" we can use the 'virus' analogy to supplement understanding the point.
In addition there are tons of research from other aspects of neuroscience to support the point.