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, January 19, 2009

Bipedalism, the Benefits Outweigh the Risks

Well, life goes on, and my life is NOT the SE forum!! Anyway, this is something I got in an e-mail tonight it's about the benefits mammals could have by developing bipedalism. Most of this stuff I knew all along, which is why I made the mammals of the future becoming bipeds. Basically it is bipedal animals that take over the World. And this is what I wanted in the Metazoic, I wanted a world dominated by mammals. Not man. Anyway, these were the benefits listed in that e-mail.
  1. Bipedal animals are more energy efficient than quadrupedal ones.
  2. Being bipedal frees up the hands for a myriad of uses, whether it be for catching fish, striking prey, or climbing trees.
  3. History has proven that animals, once bipedal, tend to be adaptable...just look at dinosaurs, macropod kangaroos, leptictids, pseudorhynco...whatevers, and hominids
  4. Bipedal animals can rear up and browse on vegetation out of reach of their same sized but quadrupedal contemporaries
  5. Bipedal animals can look over underbrush or tall grass and spot predators and/or prey
I say, looking at all these, that it is not too far-fetched for mammals to become bipeds, and this explains why.

Speaking of my early bipeds, I completed another size-chart, the therapeds. Go to our site's Size-Chart page and click on the Therapedidae. It's 2 pages long.

2 comments:

Metalraptor said...

There are even more benefits than I mentioned here, and in fact there are benefits to adopting a theropod-like stance vs. a hominid-like one.

Timgal said...

If you ever get the time, list them.