Old 25th August 2006, 00:05   #1
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Pluto is no longer a planet.

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Old 25th August 2006, 00:27   #2
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Does this mean we can blow it up and get it out of the way now?

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Old 25th August 2006, 01:12   #3
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The USA is going to claim Pluto as the 51 state, hoping terrorist will send their suicide bombers over there.
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Old 25th August 2006, 02:58   #4
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Old 25th August 2006, 03:07   #5
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Old 25th August 2006, 03:11   #6
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Oh, so we torment our children by telling them Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny aren't real...Now we have to tell them Pluto isn't a planet?

Fuck! Why don't we just tell them 2+2=5?

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Old 25th August 2006, 06:55   #7
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So now it will be called a "dwarf planet", but the ACLU is going to sue preferring the term "geometrically challenged".
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Old 25th August 2006, 09:28   #8
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Oh, so we torment our children by telling them Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny aren't real...Now we have to tell them Pluto isn't a planet?
Well, you know, it's not . We could call all the asteroids in the belt planets too...

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Fuck! Why don't we just tell them 2+2=5?
That, like whether Pluto is a planet, is a matter of definition. If we stopped Pluto being a planet, we'd need to accept that three other bodies circling the sun are also planets. As for the 2+2=5 thing, it works if you redefine "5" to be the value currently held by the glyph "4".

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Old 25th August 2006, 10:38   #9
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We could call all the asteroids in the belt planets too...
Collectivly, yes...

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Old 25th August 2006, 14:38   #10
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The real bitch is making a new mnemonic. My mother smashed up nine of something.. I just don't know what.
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Old 25th August 2006, 14:56   #11
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It's a good thing really. It gan be part of the Kyper Belt group, it's where it belongs. I wonder how Clyde Tomber (discoverer of Pluto, 1930's) would feel about this...

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Old 25th August 2006, 17:38   #12
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Old 25th August 2006, 18:07   #13
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Old 25th August 2006, 20:10   #14
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And now that the extremely important task of determining Plutos classification has been determined, that and two bucks will still get me a cup of coffee.
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Old 25th August 2006, 21:18   #15
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I'd have no problem with Pluto and objects of similar size and distance from the sun being classified as Large Kuiper Belt Objects (LKBO's), as opposed to smaller, regular sized KBO's. I think the classification for LKBO's, asside from the distance, would be weather or not the object has sufficient gravity to be shaped into a sperical object. Could also call them Plutons. Would be fitting, I think.

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Old 4th September 2006, 09:08   #17
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This entire thing is bullshit.

Even the Egyptians had 9 planets

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Even the Egyptians had 9 planets
When we start worshipping Ra, I might accept that as a useful argument. Until then, our understanding of astronomy is such that if we want "planet" to be a meaningful scientific term, we have to classify it. Either Pluto is not a planet, or our Solar System has 12 (is it?) planets. Cannot have it both ways.

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