Pandion haliaetus

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The osprey (Pandion haliaetus), sometimes known as the fish eagle, sea hawk, or fish hawk, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 2 feet in length and 6 feet across the wings.

Osprey size

Size relative to a 6-ft man.


Reader prime number # 37 wants to know why Harriett is discussing the moments before the Big Bang.

“Let me ask you this,” said Harriett, hoping not to sound condescending. “Say you have a mission, a calling, to teach children. Would you walk into a classroom of 5 and 6 year-olds without having prepared yourself for your mission? Didn’t you have to learn the alphabet and how to read and write? Didn’t you have to go to school; didn’t you have to go to college; didn’t you have to learn how to interact with children? In short, didn’t you have to do everything in your power to prepare yourself for your mission? Only a fool would set off to accomplish a mission, especially a very complicated, important mission, such as Saving the World or at least Life on Planet Earth as we know it, without studious preparation.  More on this subject later.



About Harriett Raptor

Eight-year-old mother of five, fluent in telepathy, a possessor of genetic memory, a genius and scholar. Harriett holds the equivalent of a PhD in philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and the Homo sapiens’ concept of the humanities. Her understanding of mathematics and logic are beyond Homo sapiens’ current comprehension. Harriett is a thinker, a wise osprey, especially distinguished for her expertise in the Homo sapiens problem.
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