Hysteria or Head in the Sand?
My World is Shaken

Pluto: a Conservative Conundrum

Pluto was only declared a planet in 1930, apparently with some opposition. So what's a conservative to do--deplore its expulsion as a needless upset of tradition, or applaud it as the restoration of a traditional order upset by reckless innovation? Deep matters....

(In case you're wondering, I had notions, when I was about sixteen, of being an astronomer or astrophysicist. Then I realized how mundane the actual work would be, and how much math would be required. But I look forward to renewing my interest Some Day When I Have Some Free Time.)


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