Simple question-- silly

Discussion in 'Philosophy and Religion' started by Kharakov, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. Kharakov

    Kharakov ShadowSpawn

    Why do they call planets planets instead of plans? Is it because they are the female part of the plan?

    Sorry, just had to ask. Gaea and all that...
  2. velvet

    velvet Banned

    I have no clue as to why you would think that the words plans and planet are related.. but ok.

    Here is the answer as to where the word 'planet' comes from:

    "late O.E., from O.Fr. planete (Fr. plan├Ęte), from L.L. planeta, from Gk. (asteres) planetai "wandering (stars)," from planasthai "to wander," of unknown origin. So called because they have apparent motion, unlike the "fixed" stars. Originally including also the moon and sun; modern scientific sense of "world that orbits a star" is from 1640."
  3. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake resigned HipForums Supporter


    the suffix "ette" I think is the pun punk and punkette.
  4. velvet

    velvet Banned

    Hm ok.. I missed the pun.. hehe.. ah well.. can't get everything right ;)
  5. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake resigned HipForums Supporter

    I wouldn't feel too bad about made me groan :)
  6. velvet

    velvet Banned

    I just truly hope it was a joke.. hehe ;)
  7. Kharakov

    Kharakov ShadowSpawn

    lol... crocadile smiles and alligator boots...
  8. Love_N_it

    Love_N_it Banned

    as in,

    if it wasn't then we are nothing more than a simple figment of somebody, or should I say 'somethings' elaborate plan?

    we did create a vicious machine, so does that have any implications towards our creator/

    other than questions like theese are irrelevant.

    man or machine, this is what we have become.

  9. velvet

    velvet Banned

    It's like this thread is taking place in one dimension and I'm definately in some other 'cause I have really no clue what you people here are saying.. hehehe.. :p

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