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Should we change the scientific name for human beings?

Asked by hud (97 points ) 2 months ago

This example, http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58236366-90/says-english-homophones-language.html.csp
and this one http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/williams/williams020499.htm clearly indicate that the meanings of certain words are irrelevent to the hypersensitive. The fact that they sound a certain way is enough to get people, who use them, fired.
Does this mean that scientists will have to stop using the scientific name for humanity, Homo sapiens, for fear that they will lose their jobs?

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