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.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Top Dogs

Yes, this is still about the thread regarding the future of felines. Personally, I still believe the felines will not make it. I like the idea of having elephant shrews as the ancestoral species for deinognathids and therapeds. I was reading up on them and the more I read about them the more I realized they are perfect predecessors for the therapeds. Therapeds do not have hooves, but most Deinognathids do, so it makes sense to have a species that has the potential to develop hooves, but does not yet have them, listed as their ancestoral species. And the fact that elephant shrews are diurnal, I'd say they are perfect!! Also, I found out that they not only can walk on all fours, but have also been known to run like mini ostriches when they need to make a quick get-away. So there is no worries about these animals not being able to walk along as bipeds. They already can!!

Well, that takes care of a believable ancestor for the trelatebrate order. The therapeds and deinognathids can take care of being the daytime hunters. This is good, as most of the mammals around during the Metazoic I figure will become diurnal dwellers. This would make the Metazoic the true age of mammals. For those who want to continue believing felines will make it into the Metazoic, they can be the night-time hunters. Since they are already mostly active at night, and specialized to hunt at night. There won't be any large, herbivorous mammals for them to feed on as they will all only be active during the day. All there will be will be some birds that were pushed off by bats as a species, insects and mollusks like slugs and snails. Maybe small lizards and snakes. But I still think they won't make it. If they do, I think they will be muscled aside. But who knows? Sometimes even seemingly top predators get their butts kicked by more powerful predators. There are groups of orcas that specialize in killing great white sharks. My guess would be the Deinognathids will have groups specializing in killing the panthers that would remain.

Really, I should stay away from places like the SE forum!!! LOL! But I don't know if that is possible for me, as I've already established who I like on there. But then again, I felt the same on the INXS Switchboard. There were people there that I already had established I liked a lot. Even after I left. Luckily, I have most of those people as buddies on my MySpace. So I will not say I miss the Switchboard at all! There were some that I did like at one time, but I don't know if they still want to be buds, as I never bothered to ask them. Many of them may have been influenced by DonnaG's labels of me. Regardless of whether or not they are true. In the case of those people, I think I'd rather not know if they want to be buds or not. Remember ignorance is bliss!! But people on forums are just going to try and influence me to think their way, and I just don't want to be influenced. I have my ideas and I am sticking to them.

The absolute truth is that everyone has their own ideas of what will occur in the future. I'm sticking with my own ideas, I will just continue doing what I've been doing for many years. If changes need to be made, I will accept other's opinions. Some of the peeps in this forum seem to know more about animals than I did. I mean, I had no idea the Malagasy civets had been separated from the mainland civets!! I dunno though, classification is also a matter of opinion. I still class the Malagasy civets with the mainland civets!! But anyway that's a whole other blog post!! However, I must agree with the change 100% before committing to it. I don't mind being proven wrong, but again, I must agree 100%.

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