Declared so by the state of Illinois, every March 13th, for the entire day. So there science, the law says Pluto is a planet, so Pluto is a planet right? I mean it’s law, I have to respect it to the “t” don’t I?
“Still, Brown calls the Illinois resolution “very silly,” noting that such legislation can be dangerous to public understanding of science.”
You know what’s dangerous to the public understanding of science?
Science telling us our whole lives that Pluto is a planet, then one day, in a broad and thorough marketing campaign, declared Pluto is no longer a planet. And you complain about politicians flip flopping?
‘”Go, Illinois!” said planetary scientist Alan Stern, principle investigator for NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto. ‘
I say … “Go Pluto”
For all of you who live in Illinois, that does mean that one day a year it is illegal to believe science. So March 13th, make sure you don’t believe what science is telling you, otherwise, unknowingly, you may break the law by stating that Pluto is indeed… uh … what ever the hell it’s classified as these days?! (technically a dwarf planet btw) forgetting that it’s a planet today. Just today only.
So what are you going to do on March 13th? Take the lame road out and avoid all conversation that has to do with Pluto? Break the law while pointing out the dynamic nature of scientific thought?
I’m going to rejoice the fact that Pluto is a planet, as it rightfully should be, as I contradict myself by blindly believing that Pluto is a planet with no reason to care at all. And I’m going to have fun doing it.