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, November 6, 2008
Back from Extinction
Many species of honeycreepers went extinct over the past 2000 years, since the Polynesians introduced the polynesian rat. Rats often eat bird eggs for protein, and this species found it easy to prey on the eggs and nestlings of these birds. But that isn't all, mongooses, cats, sheep, goats, and several other introduced species have been actively wiping the native birds of Hawaii out. The most recent extinction within this family came in 1998, that year, at least 3 species were pronounced or assumed extinct. I think I still have a picture of one of them somewhere, the O-u (Psittirostra psittacea), it was often called the "parrot-bill". But it hasn't been seen since the late 90s. It's really sad, that was a species that relied totally on a certain tree for food, and sheep and goats that were introduced to Hawaii in the 18th century, were eating the young trees. Over the course of 2000 years, 20 species of Hawaiian Honeycreepers have become extinct. That's one species every 200 years!!
Well, that's just one family I'd like to see brought back from extinction. I think also it would be cool to see a live T. rex. Probably eat me up, but at least I could die happy having seen a sight no other human has ever seen, a live tyrannosaur!! And hey, it's better to go by way of animal predation than to be snuffed out by a madman's bullet!!! *wink* hehe!
In fact, I'd love to see any dinosaur be brought back to life today. It's really a shame the dinosaurs went extinct. Most of today's predators SUCK compared to them. I mean, seeing a lion or tiger would be nowhere near as exciting as seeing a tyrannosaur!!! Or even a velociraptor!
Now, raptors are figured to have had feathers, like birds. This is cool, I think. It proves there is a possibility these animals did in fact survive the extinction event that killed off the other dinosaurs. They just don't look like this anymore. As dangerous as it may be to be in the same room with one of these, I'd love to see one.
Those are the animals I would love to bring back from extinction.