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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Vote in Our Poll

I have placed a poll on the right side of this page. What do you think the next "rulers of the planet" will be? Do you think it'll be mammals as depicted on my Metazoic site? Do you think it'll be birds? Do you think we will revert back to the age of reptiles? Or do you think insects will rule? You don't have to reveal who you are, you don't have to comment. I just want to see what you think. I've seen everyone thinking about what group will rule the future. I personally feel it will be mammals. Mammals are much more adaptable than any other group. Birds are pretty adaptable, but not as much as the mammals. I used to raise finches, and one thing I found out is that they die when exposed to a draft. Especially the tropical finches, like waxbills and Gouldians, and any other tropical variety of finches. Finches aren't the only ones, but also parrots and other hookbills all die when exposed to cool breezes. It happens almost instantly. I remember one time my sis was babysitting my birds, and I had a budgie. She put the budgie outside and it was a breezy day. It was the middle of summer, but it was a breezy day. The next day, without warning, the budgie died. Face it, birds are nowhere near as adaptable as mammals!!

On the other hand, I once saw a program about a game farm in Canada, where it gets extremely cold! The game farm had such animals as tapir, African rhino and camels. These animals adapted very well to the freezing weather with no special accommodations at all. Reptiles well, forget about them IMO. There will never be another like the dinosaurs. Insects, well they may never get any bigger than they are now, but who knows if they will be the next rulers of the planet. They're already somewhat there!! Insects are too damn numerous!! Anyway, these are just my own opinions. Don't let me influence you at all. I want to know what your most honest opinion is.

3 comments:

Sliver Slave said...

One thing about the rhinos and tapirs is that they are bigger, and lose heat more slowly. The smaller birds are going to lose heat very fast.

Timgal said...

Well I even understand macaws and cockatoos have the same problem, and they are fairly large birds.

Metalraptor said...

Small birds are affected by changes in temperature, and so are small mammals like pikas and some rodents. Larger birds are not very affected at all.