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revolution
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Okay, I know, that is old news, everyone already knew that. But I found this funny picture that is just too good to waste.



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Post 12 Aug 2009, 17:20
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Nice one. +1 Smile
Post 12 Aug 2009, 17:31
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Who cares? Planet is just a term.
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Maybe Pluto cares. Poor Pluto Sad
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Post 12 Aug 2009, 19:27
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revolution wrote:
Maybe Pluto cares. Poor Pluto Sad
Why would Pluto care what others say? (read: the people who said it isn't a planet, probably in a position to define that term -- who says they are divine beings?)

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Post 12 Aug 2009, 22:44
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Exactly, "planet" is just term that means whatever we define it to mean.

But of course, lobby of astrologists is apparently too strong for any changes, so we have to keep up with "backwards compatible". IIRC, it is in fact a problem to even define term "planet" objectively in a way to fit the traditional 12 and no more (not sure about this though).
Post 12 Aug 2009, 23:21
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revolution
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Perhaps only a few readers here are aware that some time ago Ceres was also considered a planet.

And I expect that in 2 (or so) generations from now, no one will think of Pluto as a planet, but think of it as just another Kuiper belt object like the thousand of others there with it.
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It still is in Illinois, by law.
Post 12 Aug 2009, 23:48
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