Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Science friction...

Generally speaking, I like science. Oh, I admit that when it comes to things like quantum physics, I haven’t got a clue. But I enjoy a good documentary about microscopic parasites or killer asteroids headed towards earth as much as the next morbid weirdo.

However, this Pluto situation has gotten on my nerves. For the benefit of anyone who doesn’t know what I’m referring to (i.e. those of you with lives) it seems that scientists have been debating whether or not Pluto should be classified as planet since 1930!

You see, some scientists think that it’s too small to be called a planet, while others not only disagree, but also want a recently discovered rock to be add to the list as the tenth planet. By the way, the man who discovered this would be planet has nicknamed it Xena…after the warrior princess…anyone else find that a little creepy?

Anyway, a twelve-day conference is being held in Prague to try to resolve this issue. All I know is, if they decide to strip Pluto of it’s planetary status I’m going to file a massive lawsuit, seeking compensation for the unnecessary mental anguish I suffered in school from being forced to memorize all NINE planets. I figure fifty million dollars should cover it.

5 comments:

Jenna Howard said...

OOh I want in on this. I'm surprised the Scientologists are claiming this rock is Xenu.

The Drive-by Blogger said...

Well alright, since they'll be two of us, we can ask for twice as much money.

neva said...

next thing you know they'll be stripping Mickey's dog of his name, too... those bastards.

and i totally agree with you about the bother of having to relearn the planets. forget this one? add in that one? it's too freaking confusing... especially when you've grown up believing the solar system was one of the few actual constants in our lives! xo

Jae said...

I move we just name every planet Wannabe-Earth. If it's not Earth, it doesn't matter. We are only interested in turning them into earth anyway!

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