Humans really are bad at naming references to themselves, aren't they?

Many countries' names translate to "home" or "the center" or the like. Earth is named after what it's made of. "Homo sapiens" means "thinking thing the same as me." And even "human" just means "person from Earth," if you dig down far enough.

Science fiction that calls us "Terran" instead is literally 0% better.


Also we call our sun "the sun." Or "sol," which means "the sun" in a different language.

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