I was very very sad when Pluto was demoted from being a planet. It has always been my favorite of all the planets (being the smallest and the cutest of course) so when I heard it was no longer one of the original nine I was mad at all the scientists. I imagined them sitting in their big lecture halls coming up with ridiculous new things they could announce that would make people pay attention to them, all the while laughing their “evil plan laughs” mwahh hahhhh hahhhhh. (No offense to any scientists who read this blog……I love you Lindsay!!!)
Well, that was over two years ago, and I have comes to terms with the fact that “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas” will no longer help me remember all of the planets with all the new dwarf ones floating around out there. I am currently weeding our science collection at work and getting rid of all the space books that focus heavily on the makeup of the solar system that were published pre-Pluto’s demotion.
Well……..them Illinois had to go and declare that Pluto is STILL A PLANET……..if only in the state of Illinois…………what??
I’m sorry, but with all the problems that are happening in Illinois right now (thank you governor with a name I can’t spell) not to mention what is happening in the rest of the country, the Illinois Senate is wasting their time on THIS!!!! Not a wise move guys……….it kind of makes you look like idiots (as evidenced by the tone of this article in Scientific American) and it will only confuse the poor students and teachers (not to mention librarians) of this great state.
Yes, I was sad when Pluto’s status of planet was harshly taken away, but I am going to have to agree with the scientists on this one. When people, especially politicians, try to mess with scientists, they just end up looking stupid.
Anyway, rant complete. I’ve got to figure out what I am going to do with all the space books now. Ugh.