Tuesday, August 22, 2006

LiveScience.com Blogs »Blog Archive » Polite Demotion Planned for Planet Pluto

My wife said this on the telephone today, so I thought someone would blog it. Here is it is...


LiveScience.com Blogs »Blog Archive » Polite Demotion Planned for Planet Pluto: "Pluto will always be a planet regardless of its true astronomical nomenclature. There will always be The Nine Planets. This cannot be erased from history by a simple re-classification of everything. History can not be erased. In the US, Rhode Island is just as much a state of the Union as California is a state. Puerto Rico is not a state, but it could be. Is Maine more of state than Texas? Maine was part of Massachussetts at time and Texas was a independent country, yet as it stands right now both are still states. Just as the US has the Thirteen Original Colonies, our home system will always have the Nine Planets, regardless of further additions to the group which inevitably will happen.

Pluto is a planet."
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