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The debate over Pluto will never die

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posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 12:59 AM
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originally posted by: seagull
I kinda agree with him. Pluto will always be a planet to me.


To me, the only quality I need in a planet is a spherical shape due to gravity. That's enough. Why must we make it confusing?




posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 01:00 AM
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a reply to: Tempter

Property values.
If everything is a planet, property values will fall.



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 01:10 AM
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It’s called balance and perspective and wisdom.


Some people say that the ancient wise men knew all about science and technology but didn’t bring it out because they knew the two-edged sword it was.


They didn’t stop it once it started after some Hermetic mystics got the Catholic Church off their back enough to start the sciences.

We can thank people like Giordano Bruno, Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei and many other brave souls of the renaissance and after.


We should all pay homage to these great, brave men and woman who sacrificed their life to give us the light and hope of science with good intentions.


It’s up to us to guide science to a sober and righteous path to uplift ALL of humanity, not just a few, and make sure it doesn’t in the end destroy us.



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 01:13 AM
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a reply to: Willtell




Some people say that the ancient wise men knew all about science and technology but didn’t bring it out because they knew the two-edged sword it was.

Variously, people say a lot of stuff.


We should all pay homage to these great, brave men and woman who sacrificed their life to give us the light and hope of science with good intentions.
Bruno was executed, yes.


It’s up to us to guide science to a sober and righteous path to uplift ALL of humanity, not just a few, and make sure it doesn’t in the end destroy us.
I'll drink to that.



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 01:16 AM
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Would Galactus eat Pluto?




posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 01:20 AM
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a reply to: Teikiatsu

Damn it, nothing is simple it it. Better jeep to planets then.



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 01:23 AM
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a reply to: glend
Jeep?



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 01:59 AM
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a reply to: Phage

that brings back memories



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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originally posted by: burgerbuddy
Pluto has 5 moons.

Earth has only 1.

lol.



And Venus has none, while dwarf planet Haumea has at least two and Eris has at least one.


edit on 26/3/2017 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: Tempter

originally posted by: seagull
I kinda agree with him. Pluto will always be a planet to me.


To me, the only quality I need in a planet is a spherical shape due to gravity. That's enough. Why must we make it confusing?


Because then there would be hundreds of planets, and the mnemonic device for remembering the current eight planet names (My Very Educated Mother....etc.) is hard enough, let alone a mnemonic device for remember 100s of planet names.



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: Tempter

originally posted by: seagull
I kinda agree with him. Pluto will always be a planet to me.


To me, the only quality I need in a planet is a spherical shape due to gravity. That's enough. Why must we make it confusing?


Because then there would be hundreds of planets, and the mnemonic device for remembering the current eight planet names (My Very Educated Mother....etc.) is hard enough, let alone a mnemonic device for remember 100s of planet names.


Just name them after Pok'e'mon.



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
Would Galactus eat Pluto?



What about Unicron?

edit on 26-3-2017 by SolAquarius because: planetary indigestion.



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: Tempter

originally posted by: seagull
I kinda agree with him. Pluto will always be a planet to me.


To me, the only quality I need in a planet is a spherical shape due to gravity. That's enough. Why must we make it confusing?


Because then there would be hundreds of planets, and the mnemonic device for remembering the current eight planet names (My Very Educated Mother....etc.) is hard enough, let alone a mnemonic device for remember 100s of planet names.



We don't need to remember hundreds of them, just the visible ones.



posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: Tempter

originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: Tempter

originally posted by: seagull
I kinda agree with him. Pluto will always be a planet to me.


To me, the only quality I need in a planet is a spherical shape due to gravity. That's enough. Why must we make it confusing?


Because then there would be hundreds of planets, and the mnemonic device for remembering the current eight planet names (My Very Educated Mother....etc.) is hard enough, let alone a mnemonic device for remember 100s of planet names.



We don't need to remember hundreds of them, just the visible ones.


Uranus and Neptune would be disappointed.



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 02:08 AM
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I vote we call the next named planet the Enterprise.



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 02:27 AM
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a reply to: Kashai

I'm not sure, but I think the discoverer gets naming privilege.



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 02:37 AM
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a reply to: Phage


Well how about, "Apex"?







edit on 27-3-2017 by Kashai because: Content edit



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 08:02 AM
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originally posted by: Kashai
a reply to: Phage


Well how about, "Apex"?



The naming convention for planets (other than Earth) is to name them after Greek or Roman mythological dieties.

Even some of the asteroids that were discovered between Mars and Jupiter in the 1800s (such as Ceres, Juno, and Vesta) were given Roman major God. They were given those names partly because they were considered to be planets for a time after their discoveries.

In fact, Ceres was classified as a planet for over 60 years during the 1800s, which is almost as long as Pluto was classified as a Planet (76 years for Pluto).


edit on 27/3/2017 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 09:54 PM
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in that sense we should all file a protest (respectively of course) to indicate that given it seems we are about to name 110 planets?

There naming should be beyond Greek and Roman Cultures.


Just a thought.



posted on Mar, 27 2017 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Kashai

I'm not sure, but I think the discoverer gets naming privilege.


Apparently the IAU can override.

www.caltech.edu...

Xena became Eris in 2006. I guess they didn't like the TV show.



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