Friday, August 25, 2006

I am soooo procrastinating...

Why do I find it so funny that Pluto is no longer a planet?


Maybe it has to do with all the memorization of the “real” planets and the fact that Pluto is one of the few names that really sticks. And the fact that odd numbers are always better. 8 planets? Boring.

Demoting Pluto??? It’s just wrong.

It is the only planet that had a Disney character as a namesake. The underdog. The twentieth-century’s even got MOONS, for goodness’ sake!

Has no one in the Astronomical Union read Saint ExupĂ©ry? Size is no distinguisher of planethood...the prince's planet was tiny enough for 43 sunsets in one day...and probably didn’t clear out its orbit, though it was habitable enough for a rose....

Yet another reason why high school science class was a waste of time. Other than learning how to fill soap bubbles with gas and ignite them with lighters before they hit the ceiling tiles...

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