Pluto Fired

Posted: August 24, 2006 in Uncategorized
I don’t know why I’m so bummed but redefinitions on a cosmic scale seem to unbalance my world.
 
Take this morning’s news:  Pluto is no longer considered a planet
 
Our solar system now only has eight official planets, not nine.
 
I just figured out why I’m so bummed:  It feels like a galactic step backwards in progress, doesn’t it?
 
After all, we’re supposed to be discovering more, not reclassifying to less?
 
It’s time like this where the world sorely misses Captain James T. Kirk:  If he was still running the show, he would have protected Pluto by kicking the International Astronomical Union’s ass — at least 420 of the 424 astronomers who voted — and the last four, Spock would have mopped up with his Vulcan death grip.  Then, Captain Kirk would have delivered a brilliantly impassioned speech, the music would have queued, we would have cut to a quick commercial, and by the time we returned, the vote would have been overturned.  Just like in the preceding 80 episodes.
 
Sigh.
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Comments
  1. Unknown says:

    Well it really will mess up astrology freaks. They will scream end of the world is near.

  2. mike says:

    I disagree, it\’s about time the science community started downsizing…  The solar system has been getting very fat the last couple of decades.
     
    rube.