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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

From Virus to Human

I was watching this program last night on the NatGeo channel that talked about how viruses may have been what was responsible for making us what we are today! Amazing! I mean, we know that viruses are naturals when it comes to invading cells, taking over the DNA and getting it to do what the virus wants it to do. Basically biological mind-control. It is believed that this is the same method they used billions of years ago to get the first DNA strands in the ground to form a new life form. I've always been fascinated by viruses, and I didn't know why! LORD knows I've suffered through several! I've had streptococci in my throat and ears, bronchitis--which I think I am still suffering the effects of, sinus infections, influenza many times before, rhinovirus better known as the common cold, and many others. But for some reason, I've always been fascinated by viruses. I think it's how they alter our bodies the way they do. I think I've known all along, just by going through as many viruses as I've had, that they were most likely the first ones to bring life to this world by somehow altering something. But back in those days, I was not aware of genetics and DNA and the like.

Well anyway, it was a good show! It was on NG Explorer. I always knew viruses were animals, little single-celled animals, but to think that it could have been viruses that made us what we are today, just by taking over the DNA in other animals before our species. That is why chimps have almost all our DNA and no other animal comes that close. There are even some chimps that can walk upright. I remember hearing of a chimp named Oliver, and he always walked upright, never on his knuckles like other chimps. That could have been caused by a virus invading the sperm cell that eventually became him, altering the DNA that would have told him to walk on his knuckles like other chimps, to instead walk on his hind feet like we do. Humans as a species, could have been affected the same way early in our development. Then those dominant genes could have mixed together with other dominant genes in the opposite sex to create a species that walks solely on their feet instead of using the hands and feet. So with viruses invading genes and doing a little bit of natural alterations, nothing in evolution is impossible. Only the things that would make it impossible for a species to survive, like an animal with only one eye or an animal born with no nose.

So these researchers traced the path between viruses and how they developed humans. That's cool!! To say the least! Another way I've found viruses most fascinating!

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