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Why do monkeys have no wings?

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posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 03:39 AM
a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

That's not a monkey.

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 04:17 AM
a reply to: Out6of9Balance

i'm just curious why you think monkeys don't have wings?

I conject that's likely due to there being little practical benefit for wings on a primate, and I cannot imagine an environment that would drive such use.

But if a monkey finds that little flaps between its arms and body help it jump further, the flaps may get bigger over time and be more used for gliding, and in a sparsely dense environment where trees or habitat is far between, being able to get from point a to b through the air may benefits those that can as opposed to those that cant.

Bang, many generations, flying monkeys. maybe not wings though.

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 04:20 AM
Natural Selection.
Monkeys with wing, present no evolutionary advantage.
Either that, or they where given a choice, wings, or a cool tail.

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 05:05 AM
Thread has been extremely disappointing so far.

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 05:11 AM
Monkeys don't have wings because they have relatively poor eyesight (compared to birds). They'd spend more time close to or on the ground looking for food if they couldn't spot it from high in the air like birds do. So they'd need better eyes as well as wings and other streamlining features on their bodies to make them able to fly. They'd have to have ginormous wings to fly with their current bodies. Also (probably) they don't have the right kind of muscles to make wings work. Monkeys have muscles more like humans which are better at slow movements than rapid ones.
edit on 3-7-2019 by BrianFlanders because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 05:17 AM
a reply to: Out6of9Balance

Why specifically monkeys?


posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 06:28 AM
a reply to: Out6of9Balance

Evolution is a thing?

god is a thing?

You state your belief that god exists but you question the evidence of miracles.

Do you have evidence of God making the lame walk and cure cancer?

My opinion is that we are shaped daily by parasites that control our behaviour, ( see: Toxoplasma gondii. )
If you look at just this parasite alone you will note that it affects the mind, inducing anxiety.
What other parasites control us?
Scientists have also suggested that there is no such thing as "free will"

The gods/bio-techninicians who engineered us left a few thousand years ago.

There are interdimensional spirits/entities who interfere in human affairs.

I don't wish to attack your faith, because at the end of the day you rely on faith to state that god exists, but as you asked for evidence about miracles;

likewise I can categorically state that your knowledge of god existing is based on faith and is undemonstrable.

asking about monkeys with wings is as fruitful as asking why some statues of Jesus shed tears whilst most don't.

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 06:44 AM
BrianFlanders, I'm sure evolution would have a fix for that.

Chadwickus, why didn't all animals evolve wings?

TheConstuKtionofLight, since when is asking questions doubting anything?

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 06:58 AM
a reply to: Out6of9Balance

Chadwickus, why didn't all animals evolve wings?

Same reason why all animals don’t live in water, despite covering 71% of the planet.

In fact that is probably a more pertinent question...

Your question is like why can't whales walk?

How about some context on why you’re asking.

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 07:11 AM
I am guessing that they just have not evolved to that degree. Why not ask why does man not have wings? My guess would be same reason.

I am going to ask you a couple of questions. do you think angels are real? And do angels have wings? Why?

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 07:15 AM

originally posted by: Out6of9Balance

originally posted by: RickinVa
a reply to: Out6of9Balance

Same reason why bullfrogs don't have wings.

And why is that?

Because if bullfrogs had wings, they wouldn't bump their ass every time they hopped.

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 07:41 AM

1. What type of environment makes a being grow wings?

Don't know. Nobody knows.

(edit: these guys know, a lot Wikipedia, flying animals!. wanted to see about flying mammals. stayed for the pterosaur)

2. Howcome does this environment causes wings on a being, how is the being receptive to change in such manner?

I'm going to uh, let this one slide... your asking if an animal is grateful/spiteful for a beneficial mutation that helps them compete in a niche, in the wild. It's the changes that your asking about that lead to speciation.

3. Why do monkeys have no wings?

Because then they wouldn't be monkeys. Who knows, we've only seen a small percentage of what actually roamed on this planet. There could be monkeys with wings.

But, it lost out to monkeys with no wings..

edit on 3-7-2019 by cenpuppie because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 08:02 AM
a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 08:05 AM

originally posted by: BoneSay

originally posted by: Out6of9Balance
a reply to: ManFromEurope

Why didn't monkeys adapt to hollow bones and then why do birds fly? Because a dinosaur needed to reach higher fruits? Deceive me!

There are giant birds and can't fly these days, and chickens also cant really fly, right?


I guess God dumbed down on that one

And we still have lesser version of velociraptors, but freak and mortal af still, why?

How long before those wings turn into arms? Kind of useless having those wings when you can't fly.

Anyone know how long the ostrich has been around?

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 08:09 AM

originally posted by: ManFromEurope

Because there are a lot of things to consider before you can fly:

- hollow bones to lose weight. (apes do not have those or are inclined to those)
- extreme muscular breasts. (while reducing muscle mass in arms, see above)
- what would be the outcome to this? Reach higher fruits? Well, apes are wellknown for their ability to climb trees.

There is neither need nor inclination to develop the ability to fly for an ape.

All valid points, metabolism and diet also need to be adjusted for flight.

A body sacrifices a lot to be able to fly.

Where most creatures have unique and distinctive survival traits, humans have brains.
We never needed to migrate, because we created artificial warmth.

If the question is ever posed "why does creature A have 'insert unique trait here' and humans don't?"

Because we have larger brains and adapt very easily because of it.

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 09:18 AM
Because they wouldn't be able to masturbate if they had wings instead of arms.

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 10:56 AM
a reply to: Chadwickus

I'm sorry, nobody ever explained to me why all animals don't live in water.

Still a very, very disappointing thread so far.

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 11:03 AM

I think its hilarious you think you are disproving evolution with your strawman argument.

9000 IQ

posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 11:13 AM
a reply to: Out6of9Balance

The answer is simple, because they never wanted them enough, I think that prolonged conscious intent and desire bring about that which is willed.

Cave dwelling little fish that have never seen light grow eyes when their habitat has been exposed to light.... and willed to see, and so be it!

On that theory is m guessing they developed wings to get away from land predators, and created another dimension to the circle of life.

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posted on Jul, 3 2019 @ 11:51 AM
a reply to: ManyMasks

How can you want to see when you don't have eyes?

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