posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 10:43 AM
Lets talk turkey for a second. In fact, lets talk ABOUT turkeys... they have wings, right? Can they fly? No.
There you have it. Turkeys have been debunked. We'll all enjoy our Thanksgiving hamburgers this year, since we now know that turkeys have been
, turkeys can fly quite well; it’s the farm-bred ones (who had the ability and sense bred out of them) which cannot do so well.
… by sheer virtue of the fact that they are not of our world, they will likely bear features that do not make sense in our world.
Although you may argue that there are some other-worldly creatures running around (which, for what it’s worth, I do not believe), it is not the
choice of world-of-origin
which drive physiology, but the laws of physics
. We won’t see elephant-sized mice or mouse-sized elephants
-- even on the planet Fnork -- because the Square-Cube Law works everywhere. We may see weird critters, but they will undoubtedly follow physical
What if in the world of the supernatural creature, there was a very heavy atmosphere -- thus requiring less lifting surface. What if, in their
world, wings were not meant for flight, but for combat? Or were a legacy appendage?
Regardless of the atmosphere requirements, the rules requiring wing placement to provide lift over the center of gravity would undoubtedly stay the
same. With a super-dense atmosphere and low gravity acceleration, I could theoretically posit an animal weighing a hundred kilograms with wings of
less than a square meter in lifting area …
…but they probably wouldn’t be growing out of the critters’ knees or his neck!
Besides, an animal designed to live in a super-dense atmosphere or one with a low gravity acceleration wouldn’t be very well able to chase a deer in
a planet which (in comparison) would be have a partial vacuum for an atmosphere and exhibit jovian-like gravity, would it?
And wings for combat make as much evolutionary sense as a catapult designed for lobbing marshmallows. If what had once been lifting surfaces changed
for some sort of combat (how this would help
in combat eludes me) they’d still, as legacy appendages, be in a place that would show that—at
one time – they actually made sense from an evolutionary and mechanical point of view.
Please! Debunk with care!
[edit on 18-11-2005 by Off_The_Street]