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, September 4, 2008

Tomorrow's Most Intelligent Beings

This generation the primates have the advantage. But after humans are gone, who or what will be the next intelligent life forms? My guess would be raccoons if they don't all die off from disease. Raccoons today are carriers of rabies. If not all of them get it and dies off, they could become the next rulers of the world. They are smart enough, and only a few steps away from learning to use tools, maybe even create their own. It was this ability to make our own tools that made us masters of the planet. Maybe raccoons will do the same? Who really knows? In my book (soon to be on my site) I have raccoons that have longer legs and the ability to stand on their hind legs for long periods, though not necessarily bipedal. The brain is the same size as a human's and just as complex, allowing these animals the ability to solve their own problems.

It has been said that raccoons today are almost as smart as monkeys, and they know how to unlock locks and open doors and windows. Who's to say they won't evolve far enough to start using their own tools? Maybe even make their own? Of course the raccoons of tomorrow will not be totally free from such predators as Deinognathus, they will just know how to deal with them better. Just as our own ancestors learned to battle off such predators as panthers and hyenas. The brains of these animals may also be complex enough to develop their own language, much like how we have made up a language of our own.

Ya know, this gives me a good idea of what family to work on next. I think I'll do that today. I will also have the link up to the cerots, which I actually did many months ago, but never got around to creating a link to on the main page.

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