quote: I've seen that the convention is capital I for Internet. But it feels wrong to me. It's almost like writing earth instead of Earth when all the other planets get caps. But, convention does not rely on anything but consensus.
quote: I was recently asked, "Why is the earth not capitalized?" My answer: "It is not a name of a person. The other major planets are named after Greek/Roman gods.I found that although earth was named after the Greek goddess, Gaea, its title still remains simply "earth".My question: "Why do we not call earth Gaea, as we call all the other planets by their Greek/Roman names?" Response Earth is named after the Old English word eorthe, meaning "ground". Gaea is the goddess of the earth, who bore and married Uranus and became the mother of the Titans and the Cyclopes.