posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 10:41 AM
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Actually I agree with this decision. I posted earlier that keeping Pluto as a major planet would open the door to dozens of other "planets".
Whats wrong with opening the door to dozens of other "planets"? Who says we are only supposed to have only a few planets?
You say it will be less confusing, but, if you call something a "dwarf planet
", technically since the word "planet" is still used, it will
still be considered a planet, just a dwarf one.
So, on one hand you got people saying Pluto isn't a planet, yet it still has the word planet in its name. On top of that, changing text books, and
70+ years of history. Does it really sound less confusing? Not to me.
Why cant they make a totally new name/word for the other objects? Call the smaller objects Plandets, or Plantoids. I think astrologers need to have
more of an imagination.