If you are someone who had commented or thought of commenting on someone, something like, “looking at you, now I am assured that angels do exist”, well, well, well, you are getting on a wrong boat. As sweet as it may sound, it is also equally irrational. It may not even be sweet if the recipient is an aviation enthusiast, because you are referencing someone who can’t exist, as long as the principles of flight are concerned.
If it is the physical beauty that you actually wanted to relate, it is most probably an illusion. Angels are just so bright and brilliant that they are blinding. Nevertheless, beauty is in the eye of beholder, they say. So let’s leave the beholder to describe beauty, and we focus on angel’s (in)ability to fly.
For an aircraft to remain in air, there is some minimum speed at which it should fly, else, it will just fall like anything that is heavier than air. With the increase in weight, this required minimum speed also increases. The power required to attain that minimum speed increases more rapidly with the increase in weight. Applying this principle to birds, limitation to their size is soon reached as they do not have jet engines or propellers to power them. They only have muscles at their disposal.
Now, should the power developed by an angel for her weight correspond to that by pigeon or eagle for their respective weights, then the angel’s breast should project up to three to four feet to accommodate muscles and bones engaged in working of wings. As those projected breast muscles and bones would account to significant weight, legs should have to be reduced to mere stilts to economize the weight. Now, for what you are possibly imagining, that figure would definitely not look like an angel.
So, angels didn’t exist. Even if they did, they didn’t have wings, and they didn’t fly between heaven and earth. However, their reference is still powerful. When something is about faith that has been deeply engraved in consciousness, you can’t just win it with science. I must admit that the statements in the first paragraph are definitely not true. Someone’s gonna love it when you call them an ‘angel’. So do it. Or, prove me wrong.
In fact, wrong is right.
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