Saturday, August 26, 2006

Science gives Pluto the cold shoulder

Science gives Pluto the cold shoulder: "More than 75 years after its discovery by Clyde Tombaugh, Pluto has been booted from the fraternity of planets in defiance of grade-school textbooks."

Poor Pluto. There are reports that Goofy, Mickey's best friend, an anthropomorphic dog, is laughing his ass off over the whole deal! Mickey and Minnie are besides themselves with worry about how this devastating news will destroy their once happy family! Scientist seem unconcerned as evidenced by this quote when asked if Pluto must be disqualified as a planet in our solar system:

"It would be disastrous for astronomy if we come away from the general assembly with nothing," said Michael Rowan-Robinson, president of the United Kingdom's Royal Astronomical Society, shortly before nearly 400 astronomers voted to reclassify Pluto Thursday. "We would be regarded as idiots."

I rest my case.

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