Comments on Mike Brown's Planets: Your Saturday Newspaper
We have the terminology "dwarf planet" which lets ...We have the terminology "dwarf planet" which lets us make a distinction between the round objects orbiting the sun and objects which are not round. Why don't we have simular terms for satellites of a planet or dwarf planet? Large round satellites like Titan deserves a title like "giant moon". <BR/><BR/>Then the fifth grade science class could have a debate over Charon: is it a "giant moon" or a "dwarf planet". <BR/><BR/>It just isn't right to use the same term for Titan that we use for Deimos.
Why would I do this when I then turn around and sc...<I>Why would I do this when I then turn around and scoff at others?</I> <BR/><BR/>And here was I hoping that the answer was going to be "because, although my work is sound and my conclusions stand up to scrutiny, I also believe they're wrong."<BR/><BR/>Ah, well, the Sokalisation of <I>Nature</I> and <I>Science</I> will have to wait for another day.