In a similar world except for where humans have wings, I know that there will be many advantages.

But, I would like to know what disadvantages (for humans and Earth) will exist in this kind of scenario.

For Example:

  1. The air traffic would be increased.
  2. It would be hard for us to clean with towels after bathing.


Can you guys think of any other drawbacks if we had wings?

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    Commented Nov 27, 2017 at 6:36
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    Commented Nov 27, 2017 at 7:45
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The main drawback if we have wings is that we have to trail around everywhere with useless appendages. There’s no kind of wings that can let humans actually fly — we’re much too heavy.

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    $\begingroup$ The next issue is that we would either not have arms (but have wings instead) or the anatomy would get a lot more complicated. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 28, 2017 at 22:56

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