Archaeologist Dr Phillip Gum has come up with a new theory about the origins of the human population. He says we did not evolve from apes because we still have apes. No he says the evidence points to humans developing from "birds".
Fosils have been found of human like creatures with feathers. He states that early man had to escape from predatory animals quickly and the fastest way was to fly. This explains two things 1 why man always wanted to fly and the stories of "angels".
Angels were not heavenly creatures but ordinary humans that could fly. A few years ago in an American jail a criminal in solitary confinement for many years regrew the ancient feathers of early man. That man came to be known as "The Bird Man of Alcatraz" and warders had to feed him through the bars of his cell in case he flew to freedom when they opened the door.
He would fly around his cell whistling and nibbling the seed given by the warders.
After climate change and the invention of the wheel it was found to be less energy consuming to ride a bicycle than flap your feathered arms at a hundred beats a minute so the feathers gradually fell off.
We still have saying from those early days such as "keep your pecker up" and a "bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" in fact in England a woman is still refered to as a "bird".
Also evidence pointing to this theory is the song -"love lift us up where we belong where the eagles fly, on a mountain high"(!)
Research is still ongoing but it looks like a solution to this ancient riddle has finally been found.