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.
Friday, September 12, 2008
For tomorrow's 'house cats', I thought Paricteria (formerly known as Donnola) would be a good candidate. They are good mousers, clean, intelligent and at times even would be funny. They climb and jump as good as cats, maybe better. So in some ways they might be a pest in that they would love to jump on your kitchen countertops. They would love to cuddle up with their owners to keep warm, and like cats they might even try to "groom" their owners with their bristly tongue. One drawback about these animals is unlike cats, they are not very independant. Being pack animals, they would be more into seeing their owners as a pack leader, more like a dog. But that would also make them more compatable to newcomers should the owner of the future decide to have more than one of these animals.
For tomorrow's "dogs" I thought Ictocamelus or Tamanoa would be good subjects. They too are pack animals, and would see their owner as the pack leader. They are also very defensive of their territory, and would ward off intruders. The only drawback of that is, even a lone Ictocamelus could very easily kill the intruder! It'd be like having a 20-foot long tiger guarding your house! And there wouldn't be much the owner could do to stop it because these animals move so fast. But one good thing is, unlike dogs, since the sense of smell in Ictocamelus and Tamanoa is no better than our own, they wouldn't be sniffing their owner's butt. Dogs are psycho animals in that respect because really, they get more pleasure in sniffing peoples' butt than they do licking their face! Ictocamelus and Tamanoa though rely more on sight and hearing than smell. So they would more recognize their owners by their voices than by their scent.
I was thinking, if they were around now, I would have Tamanoa for protecting the house and family. Then for a pet to cuddle, I'd love to have an animal like Mesocheirus, which is actually a lemur, since mice don't bother me I don't really care to have a mouser. Mesocheirus is a very cuddly-looking lemur, and it would be fun to have a lemur for a pet! Though even they would have drawbacks. Lemurs have to jump from place to place, and these lemurs, though they are the size of a common house cat, would be jumping around and knocking things over. But they are social animals, and love to cuddle with each other at night, and groom each other. They might like doing the same with their owner as well.