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Re: Aryan bones
« on: January 20, 2021, 03:42:02 pm »
These are what flapping wings are for, which require similar energy conversion to walking, but in much greater quantity, as energy must be wasted to lift and support body weight. You would have to flap your wings a lot to do the same amount of farm labour in midair (and even more if you are carrying stuff around all day).

True! Thanks for giving this some thought. I suppose we shan't be bees or faeries but a spot of gliding here and there can't hurt. Imagine: Light bones and gracile muscles, you spread your wings to take advantage of a gust of wind, carrying you effortlessly to the middle of your field, where you land gently on the soil to tend a wee plant. I shall call this the Mary Poppins model. It's possible the energy required to maintain extra appendages outweighs the energy saved by occasional gliding, however.