tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post7448968688102495650..comments2019-12-27T14_24_08.054-08_00 Comments on Mike Brown's Planets: Your Saturday Newspaper Unknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-36312112400961850252008-08-12T06_54_00.000-07_002008-08-12T06_54_00.000-07_00 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. hueynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-9094742788006644220.post-31247492507793547542008-08-12T01_26_00.000-07_002008-08-12T01_26_00.000-07_00 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. Davidhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09586713131483488218noreply@blogger.com