>>Why don't we have a name for the universe?
I'm not sure we ever needed one... As far as we're aware, this is the only one.
>>So we are just gonna call it "the universe"?
Works fer me...
>>How boring is that?
Well... it's a science thing - it's not always flashy.
>>We even got a name for our galaxy, we don't just call it "the galaxy"
Yeah, but that came from the Greeks, who thought their Gods were clumsy with milk bottles... Silly Greeks!
>>What is this laziness and apathy, is everybody too busy to name the galaxy,
>>this should be given a priority.
I'll contact the IAU immediately. Maybe they'll demote it to 'Dwarf Universe'. We can call it 'Stumpy.'
>>If aliens from a parallel universe come to visit and ask as what is the name
>>of this universe and we have no good answer they may decide to nuke us
>>just cause we are too dull to think of a name.
Pretty much, if they can get here from a parallel universe, then 'nuking' is probably way old-fashioned to them; I bet they go right for annihilation with anti-matter.
>>Do you call your daughter "daughter", do you call your dog "dog"?
If I'm angry at my daughter, I use her full name; if I'm just calling her for dinner, it's "Yo, Girl!" (it's all in the delivery...) I have two dogs - they have names, but I use "Dog", and "DogDog" to call them. DogDog isn't as bright as Dog, but he's friendlier.
>>That would be unacceptable.
Oh, it's acceptable... just not *preferred*.
>>So what shall we call it?
How about something simple, like... "Scout". ....? Then, exploring the universe would be "Out in the Scout." Learning the universe would be educating ourselves "About the Scout." Those that don't believe there *is* a universe, and the world is flat, and the stars are glued to a dome over the flat plate we live on would "Doubt the Scout."