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.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Felines, Why They Are Doomed

Instead of writing this post, I decided to post a movie about what I think. Made special just for anyone referred to this post by the people on the SE forum! Enjoy!


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was reading this post on cats. If it is nature's turn to place cats for extinction then humans shouldnt interfere. No one interfered with the dinosaur's extinction. Although I would hate to see snow leopards die off. But if nature intended for them to be extinct, so be it.

I had no idea that lions are now feeding on animals 3 times their size. They are probably not succeeding because elephants and giraffes can step on a pack of lions and kill them. That alone will make them extinct.
The one thing I read about panthers in general is that they never kill anything that is larger than they are. I saw it in a book I read about a few years ago.

As for domestic cats, well, they still rely on humans for survival. They will never make it into the next world because they wouldnt survive without us.

You might also want to suggest to this person that if he wants more information on cats' survival(other than someone who is against all felines) look it up on Google or suggest another website.

Timgal said...

Usually in the past it's been rare for lions to attack a full-grown elephant, now it is happening more often. Not mature bulls usually, but like full-sized immature adults can be taken down by lions.

Personally, I too would hate to see snow leopards disappear too, as they are the only felines I like. A lot better than lions!! But yes, I don't believe humans should interfere if a family is dying off because of something other than over-hunting or habitat loss. The last explaination is natural selection. It should not be tampered with. If it is, it will ruin the whole natural ecology. It'll do a lot more harm than good.

Metalraptor said...

I also dislike lions, but they have been seen to pick a fight with an elephant, and win, with no casualties. Plus, feral cats don't depend on humans. Feral dogs, maybe, but not feral cats.

Anonymous said...

Your taxonomy is messed up. Cats did not evolve from hyenas. Rather, the two families are sister taxa and both descended from civets.

Metalraptor said...

I know its messed up, Metazoica and I have argued over this point numerous times. I adhere to the mainstream belief that cats and hyenas are both feliforms, but one is not directly ancestral to the other. In fact they are on opposite sides of the feliform family tree.

Not to mention that from a temporal perspective, the whole idea of hyena->machairodontine cat->feline/pantherine doesn't really work. Cats first appear in the fossil record about 25 million years ago. Forms that appear to be basal machairodontines descended from these early cats appear on the scene 20 million years ago. Hyenas are latecomers to the carnivorous mammal scene, appearing 18 million years ago, and via primitive civet-like forms such as Ictitherium. You cannot has temporal paradox! No offense Metazoica.

Also anonymous, you are wrong on one point. You state hyenas and felids descend from civets. Hyenas are thought to have evolved from civets, but cats did not. Rather, they evolved from a group of obscure mammals, the linsangs.