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Farewell to Pluto... Sniff

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by drbill, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest

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    No, not the Walt Disney cartoon character... our dearly beloved 9th planet has finally been demoted from the ranks of the mighty ones. As a former astronomy teacher, I mourn this and have great concern as to the effect this demotion will have on my former astronomy students from 30 years ago. They may now question everything I taught them (and of course much of what I taught them in the 70's is no longer valid!).
     
  2. NetDoc

    NetDoc Chairman of the Board

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    Bill,

    Hopefully as the wonderful instructor you were, you taught your students to ALWAYS question you! :D

    So is he no longer a "Mod Planet"? Is he now just another "Solar System User"? Is he posting about how unfair those who demoted are? Just curious. :D
     
  3. Sandbar

    Sandbar Nassau Grouper

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    Previous mnemonic: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.
    Proposed mnemonics: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Narcotics? That won't fly... Nothing? That doesn't make any sense... Nitrox? You don't really serve Nitrox... Crap, now how will I remember?!?
     
  4. Snowbear

    Snowbear NOK ScubaBoard Supporter

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    At least (along with a couple others) it still gets to be a midget planet.... or was that dwarf planet :D
     
  5. tedtim

    tedtim Divemaster

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    Nachos!
     
  6. Nay

    Nay Solo Diver

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    I think it's kind of cool. Shows kids that science is a constantly evolving process and not stupid statistics.
    And twenty years from now our text books will be amusing showing 9 planets.

    And I like nachos....
     
  7. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

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    bassird Pluto was never a planet!

    i'm glad he got dissed...

    good riddance, SUCKER!
     
  8. BabyDuck

    BabyDuck Orca

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    but what planet is going to take over pluto's former job as ruler of scorpio? am i now rulerless? heck yeah, anarchy! woo hoo!

    no, really - never mind astronomers, what are astrologers gonna do??
     
  9. garyfotodiver

    garyfotodiver Solo Diver

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    So a group of underemployed stargazers had nothing better to do with their overabundance of spare time...
     

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