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ambiguous-omens asked: What is your stance on Pluto's planethood? I agree that it is no longer a planet no matter how hard people wish it were true, but what about when that decision was made back in 2009? Does research funding come into play here?
I’m a biologist. I’m not an astronomer, or an astrophysicist, or any other kind of cosmically-oriented scientist (not officially, at least).
Therefore my stance on Pluto’s planethood is to trust astronomers, astrophysicists and other brands of cosmically-oriented scientists. And they say it’s not a planet, for good reason.
If astronomers insisted on coming up to me and saying “I know you have your ‘biology’ reasons for saying that yeast are different from bacteria, but because they are both small and made of one cell and you look at them with microscopes I think I’m just gonna go ahead and call them the same thing. That’s cool, right?" then I would look at them like they had two heads, one of which was firmly implanted in their … black hole? You get the idea.
Pluto is one helluva wonky ice cube, folks. King of the wonky ice cubes, perhaps, but wonky ice cube all the same.
Note to self: Idea for drawing …”Pluto = King of Wonky Ice Cubes”