The Illusion of Gaia
The Age of Discovery
Long ago, some time between 2000 and 4000 B.C., humanity stumbled upon a remarkable secret: The course of natural selection could be controlled. This had substantial implications, as it meant creatures could be "developed" as a form of technology.
The exact nature of this control was never fully explained, although there are some obvious initial theories ( such as selective breeding ).
It took many generations before the art of genetics were ready to be used on a massive scale. Perhaps as long as 1000 years passed, during which time this technology progressed. Eventually, however, the art was perfected, and the evolutionary process began yielding creatures that improved humanity's life on a global scale.
The Golden Age
For centuries to come, this biological technology was produced and distributed throughout the world. Some cultures were affected more than others, but everyone viewed the technology as desirable, and many even used it a