[FPSPACE] Re: Naming the 10th Planet and the Extrasolar
PlanetsDiscovered During the Last Decade!!!
zirconic1 at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 3 12:25:49 EDT 2005
From: Chris Jones <clj at panix.com>
Sent: Aug 3, 2005 9:56 AM
>I cannot believe the anguish being expressed about naming a distant hunk of
rock (oops, pile of dirt, or ice, or whatever) after a fictional semi-deity
(if that's what she is -- full disclosure: I was a fan of the show) instead
of following tradition and naming it after a, well, um, fictional pagan deity
of more distant ages. At least we're not going and naming it after dirt,
or sophmoric pranks, like Earth and Moon!
We could have a naming contest!
I vote for "Kirk."
But maybe we should try something like "Planet Extreme!" to get kids interested in science, because, as we all know, it's all about the children...
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