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The word earthling refers to a being of terrestrial or terran origin, specifically of Earth. It was coined by science fiction writers to express a disdainful or patronizing tone used by aliens towards creatures from Earth (usually in reference to humans). The suffix "-ling", as in "sapling", usually implies an immature creature. Terrestrial literally means of the earth and is used in a variety of contexts: In biology and in the general sense, terrestrial means indicates ground-dwelling (compare aquatic). ... Terran means of Terra, i. ... Earth, also known as the Earth, Terra, and (mostly in the 19th century) Tellus, is the third-closest planet to the Sun. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Look up alien in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Binomial name Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies Homo sapiens idaltu (extinct) Homo sapiens sapiens Human beings define themselves in biological, social, and spiritual terms. ...


Earthling is also the title of a David Bowie album. Earthling is an album first released January 30, 1997 by David Bowie on BMG. It was recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York City. ... David Bowie David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947 in London) is a British rock musician and actor. ...


Earthlings is a musical group based in Largo, Florida. In addition to general entertainment they perform programs with Earth related themes (recycling, conservation, etc.) Their instruments include washboard, wash-tub bass, banjolele, guitar, kazoo and quadzoo.


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Earthling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (123 words)
The word earthling refers to a being of terrestrial or terran origin, specifically of Earth.
Earthling is also the title of a David Bowie album.
Earthlings is a musical group based in Largo, Florida.
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