Monday, March 31, 2014

Ownership fights are normal

...the IAU believes it is the only organization that has the right to name geological features on other planets.
They'd be wrong, wouldn't they? This is what happens when you fight a natural right. It is a natural right for people to name things. Naming things is part of property rights. Property rights are another natural right. Expect things to be renamed again once people actually start claiming property by possession.

Update: Uwingo says...

1 comment:

C J said...

Personally, I think the Australian system might be best for Mars.

An example of the Aussie system is Ayers Rock/Uluru. They use both the name given it by the early settlers and the name given it by the native aborigines.

I see no reason why that wouldn't work for Mars.