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Philoctetes                                        's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by Philoctetes

Of all the things he could have attacked science on, his best argument is the classification of Pluto!!!!???

To be boringly pedantic, we have better instruments than we had in the '30's when Pluto was discovered, and these instruments have identified so many similar sized objects in the Kuiper Belt (in astronomical terms: next door to Pluto) that they had the choice of increasing the number of planets in our solar system to (say) approx. 666 or reducing it by 1. They chose the latter.

On the other hand you could say that the scientists are mistaken, as everyone knows that Pluto is Mickey Mouse's dog.

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 22:53:37 UTC | #899027