Re: The Conscious Mind
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 08:56:22 -0400

In a message dated 96-10-09 20:13:37 EDT, Kathryn Aegis writes:

> What an odd quote. Churchill must not have known how rarely eagles
> speak when away from their highly-situated nests. They are, after all,
> predators.
> In the interests of accurate ornithology,

Having taught myself to fly radio-controlled sailplanes years ago by
observing the behavior of local soaring raptors and spent some time around
bald eagles in the Pacific Northwest before that, I can confirm how rarely
these birds speak. Like most predators they are ... errh ... economical
("gracefully lazy" might be a better term) ... I guess old Winnie was
stretching the point for effect, Kathryn. On the other hand, he wasn't
saying _why_ the eagles were silent.

BTW, its nice to know folks read my sig lines -- collecting them is one of my
little hobbies.

Greg Burch <> <> or
"To conduct great matters and never commit a fault is above the force of
human nature." -- Plutarch, *Life of Fabius*