Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Pluto is a Planet VIDEO

The liars and con artists of the International Astronomical Union have demoted Pluto from "planet" to "not a real planet". What a load of bunk! It's politics, not science.

Saying a "dwarf planet" (Pluto) is "not a planet" is like saying a small person (dwarf or child) is not human. Google "Pluto is planet" and see the links to all the raging controversies. Even Wikipedia has locked up the Pluto page "due to vandalism". Man, this is Interplanetary Blogocombat at its best!

Children watched the news report: Pluto is too little to be planet. Sad faces. They're little, too. Thus, insignificant?

Pluto not a planet?

Now, the politically correct planet must be: orbiting sun, round, tidy. (See IAU quote below). This is a scientific definition? Why round? A planet cannot be boxy, lumpy, or square? There is a square shaped galaxy, you know.

Disgruntled pseudo-astronomers, angry that NASA is sending a probe to Pluto for the first time, are using the sour grapes approach: "Big deal, you're going to Pluto. As far as we're concerned, it's not even a planet. In fact, we'll re-define it as a non-planet."

Textbook publishers are very pleased. Now schools have to upgrade their astronomy curriculum to reflect the change.

Pluto to Earth:

"LOL. I don't clean up my neighborhood? How about your neighborhood, Earth? How clean is it?

You're full of orbiting space junk debris, pollution, crime, war, rape, gambling, gluttony, addiction, insanity, genocide, and global warming...yet you lecture me about a clean neighborhood? You suck. Maybe we planets should vote on a resolution to demote Earth from planet to freakazoid. Bite me."

[QUOTE]

IAU Resolution: Definition of a Planet in the Solar System

Contemporary observations are changing our understanding of planetary systems, and it is important that our nomenclature for objects reflect our current understanding.

This applies, in particular, to the designation 'planets'. The word 'planet' originally described 'wanderers' that were known only as moving lights in the sky. Recent discoveries lead us to create a new definition, which we can make using currently available scientific information.

RESOLUTION 5A

The IAU therefore resolves that "planets" and other bodies in our Solar System be defined into three distinct categories in the following way:

(1) A "planet"1 is a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and (c) has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit.

(2) A "dwarf planet" is a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape2 , (c) has not cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit, and (d) is not a satellite.

(3) All other objects except satellites orbiting the Sun shall be referred to collectively as "Small Solar-System Bodies".


1 The eight planets are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

2 An IAU process will be established to assign borderline objects into either dwarf planet and other categories.

3 These currently include most of the Solar System asteroids, most Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs), comets, and other small bodies.

[END QUOTE]

Vaspers: "Pluto is a Planet" (7:00)

11 comments:

carrie said...

does it really matter? isn't it just semantics? i thought your video was cool and interesting. especially the very end where you amused me.

steven edward streight said...

To me, what matters is exposing the arrogance and ignorance of a "governing" body like the silly IAU.

Google "Pluto is planet" and read some of the links. A raging controversy is going on, and it's violent, radical, and astonishing in every way.

The IAU pulled a fast one on us. I have only begun to uncover all the shady dealings, lies, inaccuracies, and discrepencies in this "proclamation".

NASA is foolish to go along with it.

Sure, it's semantics. But there is much more going on behind the scenes.

Thanks for your input on my video. I was shocked that it lasted 7 minutes. I try really hard to make them around 1 to 3 minutes each.

CK said...

Very pleased. There are so many good points you raise. Including insignificance, how we need for things to be tidy (perhaps what struck me most) and how poorly we've treated our own planet.

I've been down about Pluto since they dissed it. But having you step in to speak for Pluto has made my week.

Your puke post is my favorite text cast. But Pluto is my favorite videocast.

And to the IAwhatever and NASA: small things make a BIG difference. In life, it's the little things that count.

So proud of this post/vid am I. Pluto is too (I just know it).

WebtrafficJunkie said...

I agree with you, and even though the IAU says that pluto isn't a planet, there will always be nine planets in my heart!

steven edward streight said...

Yeah, who the hell do they think they are anyway? The International Astronomical Union? Sounds like a UN group, and we all known the corruption and disgrace of the UN and its failed missions.

IAU? Who cares what they vote on? It's not even science, that's what gets me. It's arbitrary classification that is for their convenience and glory.

Total BS.

Canopenner said...

Ive said it before and Ill say it again

My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.

Makes no sense without pizza's at the end.

argument solved.

carrie said...

that's what classification is all about. it tends to be a little bit arbitrary, but it is helpful for reference purposes...

i think it's much ado about nothing.

ck said...

Sensitive, articulate writing.

The below should be an Ode to Pluto post of yours.

You’re blessed to be able to communicate like this.

And I do hope Pluto is laughing at us.

- ck

Mr. Everybody said...

I think the principle of this is extremely important, and not just semantics, or just classification.

It's all about an arrogant group of pseudo scientists advancing an agenda based on politics, not research or science.

If we let people walk all over us, we're just worthless chumps and losers. Domination systems must and shall be destroyed.

Too many people are passive little robots who never rock any boats.

steven edward streight said...

I think it's funny how people trivialize what is very significant in principle and implication...

...while exaggerating what is completely meaningless.

Pluto demoted to non-planet status is non-trivial because it's symptomatic of a larger problem of jerks trying to push a non-scientific manner of classification.

Pluto as planet is how we look at our solar system.

But a Hollow Wood movie is totally stupid: non-events that did not happen to unreal characters that never existed.

Paris Hilton, Tom Cruise, all Hellywood junk is truly trivial.

ck said...

For what it’s worth, I updated my old Pluto post and plugged you.

I hope that video does well and I hope you add the video it to your sidebar, along “self as star”.

While you did all the work, I’m just so happy (relieved) that I did something for our fair little planetary neighbor—as long as I’ve helped to give Pluto a voice I can sleep at night.

Thanks for doing the heavy lifting on that video…no one better qualified to channel Pluto than you.

Mean that.