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
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
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
zev@xxxxxxxxx interpretation of the Constitution.