Thursday, August 17, 2006

MY VERY EXCELLENT CARING MOTHER JUST SERVED US NINE PEPPERONI CALZONES in 2003

Remember that old mnemonic device for remembering the order of the planets in our solar system? It may need changing.

The International Astronomical Union is considering a measure that would change the definition and characteristics of planets. Under the new definition, Ceres -- a large asteroid in the belt -- would be a planet. So would Charon, Pluto's moon. And Xena, only the name is going to get changed, allegedly. Those three would be designated "plutons," to differentiate from the traditional planets.

The Mailbox thinks that hundreds of episodes of Star Trek are going to be ruined.

Seriously, why make Charon a planet? The Mailbox sides itself with those who believe Pluto is indeed a planet. And the Mailbox thinks Ceres used to be a planet until something came along and went all Death Star Moff Tarkin. But Charon? It's orbiting Pluto, for Uranus' sake.

Here's another point: One of the reasons scientists vehemently oppose any mention of intelligent design is because of the cost of replacing all those science books. HELLO?!

Comments:
Don't forget about all the marketing tools from posters to mobiles to little rubber bouncing balls that are sold at science centers' gift shops all over the world! Whatever would we do with all of those?
 
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