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25 March 2023 at 5:01 pm #616376
Dr Paul Leyland
I’ve just watched the BBC1 lunchtime news about this flyby. Under the name of each astronomer interviewed about this NEO, the BBC gave them the title ‘Astrologer’.
Reclaim the night!
With a concerted effort in the public media, astronomers could call themselves astrologers and hoi polloi would begin to think of astrologers as scientist rather than mystics, entertainers and/or charlatans.
Vocabulary has changed radically in the past. Consider the terms “nice”, “gay” and “hacker”.
Might be difficult though …