Time to rewrite the school books yet again



  • Here's some non IT info for ye

     

    It's been made official. There are now only 8 planets in this solar system:

    Pluto has been officially declassified as a planet.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/08/24/pluto.ap/index.html



  • Wow.  We're not the only subgroup that can start a religious war that tends to polarize people ...



  • I feel tempted to move this thread to the "Side Bar WTF" forum, for obvious reasons. Anyone with me?



  • Just remember Stephen Colbert's new mnemonic...

    "My Very Educated Mother Just Said...'Uh-oh, No Pluto.'"




  • @Hitsuji said:

    Here's some non IT info for ye

     

    It's been made official. There are now only 8 planets in this solar system:

    Pluto has been officially declassified as a planet.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/08/24/pluto.ap/index.html


    Pluto's been fired? What did he do this time? Was it because he was not competent enough to be with the existing team? Or there are too many like him floating around and the team can't afford to pick all of them so might as well drop him out too...

    BTW, that really is a lot of books...





  • <font color="#ffa500">Pluto?

    Pluto is Mickey's dog, yo.

    Not a planet.</font>



  • @Hitsuji said:

    It's been made official. There are now only 8 planets in this solar system:

    Pluto has been officially declassified as a planet.

    Actually, for many public schools, this will just mean that they don't need to update their textbooks...



  • WAIT!

    Astronomers enraged! [url=http://www.newscientistspace.com/article/dn9890-astronomers-plot-to-overturn-planet-definition.html]Plot to overturn planet definition[/url]!



  • Most of the people still considers their school book as bible for anything. Now we need to change their the most trustworthy asset. Will it be easy to convince little kids that whatever was there is not there now? If they believe this then will they be able to believe on the other things written in their books?

    With regards,
    Mandar Thosar



  • @dhromed said:

    WAIT!

    Astronomers enraged! [url=http://www.newscientistspace.com/article/dn9890-astronomers-plot-to-overturn-planet-definition.html]Plot to overturn planet definition[/url]!

    The problem with the whole thing about leaving Pluto back in is if they leave Pluto back in then they have to add in about another 40 dwarf planets too, making it one hellova big solar system. This was the reason why they had to redefine planets in the first place, there are several hundred dwarf planets in the solar system, with approx 40 of em roughly the same size as Pluto or larger.



  • A criterium is that a planet should dominate its orbit.

    Despite being p***y-whipped by Charon and crossing Neptune's orbit, Pluto is alone.

    I think it should remain a planet even with the new definition.
     



  • [quote user="Hitsuji"]

    [quote user="dhromed"]WAIT!

    Astronomers enraged! [url=http://www.newscientistspace.com/article/dn9890-astronomers-plot-to-overturn-planet-definition.html]Plot to overturn planet definition[/url]!
    [/quote]

    The problem with the whole thing about leaving Pluto back in is if they leave Pluto back in then they have to add in about another 40 dwarf planets too, making it one hellova big solar system. This was the reason why they had to redefine planets in the first place, there are several hundred dwarf planets in the solar system, with approx 40 of em roughly the same size as Pluto or larger.

    [/quote]

    Even if it is unfair to call Pluto a planet and those dwarf planets not, I don't think they will find a attourney to handle their case.

    Pluto is a planet and those other objects are dwarf planets. Why? Because we say so. It's an arbitrary distinction anyway.
     



  • [quote user="ammoQ"][quote user="Hitsuji"]

    [quote user="dhromed"]WAIT!

    Astronomers enraged! [url=http://www.newscientistspace.com/article/dn9890-astronomers-plot-to-overturn-planet-definition.html]Plot to overturn planet definition[/url]!
    [/quote]

    The problem with the whole thing about leaving Pluto back in is if they leave Pluto back in then they have to add in about another 40 dwarf planets too, making it one hellova big solar system. This was the reason why they had to redefine planets in the first place, there are several hundred dwarf planets in the solar system, with approx 40 of em roughly the same size as Pluto or larger.

    [/quote]

    Even if it is unfair to call Pluto a planet and those dwarf planets not, I don't think they will find a attourney to handle their case.

    Pluto is a planet and those other objects are dwarf planets. Why? Because we say so. It's an arbitrary distinction anyway.
     

    [/quote]
    <font face="tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif">But the Planetary Rights activists would protest!



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