Welcome to my Metazoic site! This site discusses the existence of the creatures to come along after humans will be extinct. I first became interested in a world after man when I acquired my first copy of Dougal Dixon's After Man: A Zoology of the Future in 1992. However, I unwittingly created creatures that did not exist from the time I was about 8 years old. But it was after I obtained a copy of that book (now a collector's item) that I decided to take these same creatures I created as a child and make them more realistic in an evolutionary sense. Though it may be hard for a lot of us to grasp, humans will soon become extinct. One of the biggest factors of how this will happen is the current overpopulation rate. Which is why I don't contribute to the population. I created this world with little more than mammals fulfilling all ecological niches with the help of some friends. I even gave the era of the age after man a name, I called it the Metazoic, derived from the words for "After-era" (Meta, meaning after, and zoic meaning era). We are now in the Cenozoic era. To view all the animals I have created since I began this project, you can go to the "Meet the Mammals" section of this site. To discuss your own ideas about what you think will happen in the future world, and share your ideas with others, please feel free to leave a comment.
One more thing, some of you may find this site quite offensive, and you have a right to your own opinion. But please respect my right to have an opinion too. I'm not saying there is no GOD, I believe it was HIM who got the ball rolling. But I believe after that, evolution took over. There is so much more evidence of evolution than there is of creation. Even that going on right under our noses. Other than that, enjoy yourself and visit our many links.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
New Family Posted: The Cryptopters!!!
In today's world we are already seeing some island bats turn somewhat flightless. It's almost a stones-throw to these animals losing their wings completely and adapting to using other methods of "flight", even if it is mock-flight. Most of these animals do not get very big. Since they are confined to the small Hawaiian chain, they can only get so big. The 2 largest species are Cryptopterus and Arbovespertilio. Arbovespertilio gets up to about the size of a modern orangutan, and is tailless. Cryptopterus is about the size of a St. bernard dog, and has a very short tail. The longest tail belongs to Acronurus, a strictly tree-dwelling animal the size of a domestic cat. The tail is longer than the head and body length.