- Jan 6, 2012
For tens of thousands of years we looked up at the sky and saw many things, but two dominated at the sky and until early astronomy, we didn't even know there were ay other moons or suns in the sky, just a bunch of little tiny dots.OlasDAlmighty said:
I'm sure I'm probably the 5 trillionth person on the escapist who's complained about this before, but damn it I don't care, this bugs me too damn much.
Every other planet in our solar system has moons with actual names derived from roman and greek mythology. Ours is just "The Moon", and that's not just what most people call it, that's it's actual official name according to science. The Sun ([a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333776/Spanish-woman-Angeles-Duran-claims-owns-sun--plans-start-charging-ALL-users.html"]which is apparently owned by spanish woman[/a]) has the same weird dilemma.
What will alien races think when they come to earth and find out we named our sun and moon "The Sun" and "The Moon".
Our name for the planet being "earth" isn't much better when you consider that they might just as well have called it planet Dirt. But I digress.
So my questions are:
Does this bother you as much as it bothers me?
Do you think we'll change this ever, and if so when?
What should we change it's name to?
There may be many moons, but it's OUR moon. Same for the sun. There's a lot of earth out there, but the ball we live on is more important to us than the rest of them put together.
It's why you call those who raised you mom and dad while you don't call anyone else by those names even though others call have a relationship with their own moms and dads.