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Goodbye Pluto?

Looks like Pluto's planet status may be withdrawn.

So we'll be back down to nine planets again!

Farewell Pluto (BBC News Online; 2nd August 2005)

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karohemd
Aug. 2nd, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
Interesting.
They should still call the tenth one Yuggoth. ;o)
ua_meruti
Aug. 2nd, 2005 11:21 am (UTC)
I wonder if this is to appease the nutters that reckon the "appearance" of a tenth planet is a herald of the end of the world.
scimon
Aug. 2nd, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
Apparently the working name for the new planet is Xena. One quote I liked from the article:

"But not everyone believes science has the right, or influence to turn accepted thought on its head."

Ummmm... Isn't that the whole point though? Of course it'll make thing easier for the Astrologers, once less planet to bullshit about.
davedevil
Aug. 2nd, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
You working today BTW?

I fancy partign with some of my cash, and catching up with ye is always a fine plan :)
angusabranson
Aug. 2nd, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
I'm working until 6 this evening. Might see you laters!
shuggyman
Aug. 2nd, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
Pluto gone?
With pluto gone, who will goofy play with?
gabby2600
Aug. 3rd, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
I love the logic

His conclusion is simple: "From now on, everyone should ignore the distracting debates of the scientists. Planets in our solar system should be defined not by some attempt at forcing a scientific definition on a thousands-of-years-old cultural term, but by simply embracing culture. Pluto is a planet because culture says it is.

So by this logic, Tom Cruse is gay becasue popular cuture say he is.

What other facts can we glean.

Democracy is good and the people get to choose, becasue cuture says it is.

George W Bush is the best leader america has had becasue US popular culture say he is. However in the rest of the world he is akin to Satan.


OK puto is a planet, becasue 1) it's path can be projected, 2) it has a moon and an atmosphere. so to me that says planet. Forget size.
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