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.

About Good Survivors

I have often been asked what makes an animal a good survivor? Good enough to have a place in the future world? Well, there are several factors that constitute a good surviving animal. One is genetic durability. Animals today are constantly evolving right under our noses. We just do not see it. Evolution is happening all around us and among several animals.

Also the ability to adapt. Many of the animals that wind up near our homes and scavenge around in our garbage cans, and use our sewer lines for their personal highways are actually the ones who are going to make it. Animals with a set character, and highly specialized diet are the ones who are not going to make it. For example, rats are excellent examples of able-bodied animals. They can feed on anything they can find and can quickly change their lifestyle and habits to suit their environment. There are over 1,000 different species of the Muridae family (rats and mice), living testament to their superb survival skills. On the other hand, the felines (cats and panthers) which have one of the most specialized diets among mammals, are not likely to make it. Proof of that is being seen all over in today's world, where several feline species are becoming very scarce, or extinct in the wild. It is believed some, like cheetahs, are so low in numbers because the sperm count in the males is incredibly low. Cheetahs may be totally  extinct within the next 50 years.

Rats will not always be the small, sewar-inhabiting mammals they are today, as history has been an indication, rats will surely change in shape and lifestyle. In this site you will see that some may be as big as modern tigers, some bigger. It all depends on environment and ecological needs.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The Cenozoic is actually divided into three time periods the Paleogene, the Neogene, and the Quarternay.