spiffy said:Nehustan said:... I prefer the paradigm of hypothesis, testing, reproduction, testing, theory, testing, and falsifiability. Under that criteria the statement you quote falls down, unless we consider the actual meaning of retrograde in a stellar sense, that being 'it' appears to move backward from our position, but does in fact continue in its continuing movement forward.
The above is I assume, meant to impress ? YAWN
Not really more meant to illustrate that people should understand the origin and root of a word before they use it. I think given the current state of the muslims retrograde is a fine word to use, however, unlike Churchill, I understand what the word means.