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.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I am glad to see I am getting honest opinions on my site. Really, I am! I don't mind. One person on a forum that belongs to a friend is totally opposed to all my animals except the bats. I just told him that everyone has their favorites! Paul didn't like my bats, so everyone's opinions differ. That's one thing I learned well over the years. I will just continue doing what I've done and move foreward. Though I must admit that even now I look back on some of the animals I thought up and ask myself "Why did I ever come up with that one?!" One thing I get a lot of is people saying that I have too many of such and such a group. What people don't seem to understand is that these animals are really spread over a period of 60 million years. Some families and even species are going to be placed at the foreside of that 60 million year period, while others may be at the last end of the era. I have divided up the Metazoic era into 2 periods. Just as the Mesozoic era was divided into 3 periods: the Triassic, jurassic and cretaceous periods. The Metazoic is divided in 2: the Posthomic and the thermocepian periods. The Posthomic covers the first 30 million years and the Thermocepian covers the last 30 million years. I outline this in a bit of detail in my timeline. Viewable here: http://www.metazoica.com/Timeline.html.
When you look at the history of the dinosaurs and even mammal evolution, not all species depicted were around at the same time. Some died off or became others. Modern horses (Equus) were not around when Eohippus (or Hyracotherium) walked the Earth. That is what I did with my site, I have depicted all species, including the earliest mammal forms of the Metazoic. Many of which we are familiar with today.