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Science & The Greeks October 13, 2006

Posted by gordonwatts in physics life.

There is a joke circulating at our physics department. It is supposed to be true, but who know.

This took place in an astronomy course at Arizona. The class was discussing the various celestial bodies and constellations. Most of their names are Greek and Roman, of course. After this discussion a student raised their hand and asked… wait for it…

Why are so many of the planets and stars named after fraternities?

Whew. That just plays into so many stereotypes it is too good not to laugh at. Even if it wasn’t true.



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