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  • FromMarnen Laibow-Koser <marnen@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 20 Sep 2007 13:54:08 -0400

On Sep 20, 2007, at 1:42 PM, Zev Sero wrote:

Tonya Foust wrote:
What - Pluto don't rate anymore???????

That's what this thread has been about for a while now.  And that's
right, Pluto is not and has never been a planet,

"Oceania is at war with Eurasia. Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia."

and the mistake was
officially corrected earlier this year.  Some people are upset, and
think that just because the mistake lasted for 60 years or so it should
be made permanent.  They're Wrong.

This was not a "mistake". The term "planet" was not given an official definition by the IAU until 2006 (see http://astro.cas.cz/ nuncius/nsiii_09.pdf , page 8, resolution 5A; this is apparently the final text of the resolution that passed). Before that, there was no reason to say Pluto wasn't a planet.

Zev Sero Something has gone seriously awry with this Court's
zev@xxxxxxxxx          interpretation of the Constitution.

Marnen Laibow-Koser