Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pluto Relegated to Second-class citizen

My name is Jason Perry, and I'm here to tell you the truth.

Today, the International Astronomical Union made a mistake by demoting Pluto from a planet to a "dwarf" planet, a second-class citizen of the Solar System. Rather than basing their decision on the nature of the object in question, they included a discriminatory stipulation that a planet "must clear the neighborhood around its orbit". And rather than stick with this abomimation of a definition, they further go on to stipulate that 8 objects apparently fit this definition. This elitist attitude to our icy brothers and sisters is gross and tragic error that must be corrected. This defintion would not only prevent Pluto from being a planet, but would prevent currently undiscovered objects beyond Neptune larger than the current smallest, so-called "planet", Mercury, from being a planet.

I say that it is none of the IAU's business what a planet commingles with. Whether it is a gas planet with trojan asteroids, terrestrial "planets" with smaller "asteroids", or an icy "planet" with other icy objects. I say we stand up with our icy breathern and fight this embarrasing definition.

Viva las lunas rojas!

12 Comments:

Blogger Bruce Moomaw said...

I had no idea you were a Harry Turtledove fan, Jason. I just hope you're not really a Jake Featherstone fan as well. (In any case, would Jake really have approved of planet-mixing any more than he approved of race-mixing?)

8/29/2006 05:27:00 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

I've been reading Harry Turtledove's books lately, yes. Nice to see someone caught the reference. And no, I am most certainly NOT a Jake Featherston fan. I find him an interesting character, much as one would find Hannibal Lecter an interesting character. Makes for interesting reading, but hell would have to freeze over before I would invite him to dinner.

Unfortunately, I am not very good at writing fiery speeches, much less openings to fiery speeches, so I had to borrow one ;)

8/29/2006 06:42:00 PM  
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