Pluto Terminated

Pluto Terminated

Pluto Terminated

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Sept. 6 2006 9:49 PM

Pluto Terminated

The California legislature has weighed in on Pluto. Assemblymember Dr. Keith Richmond (R-Northridge) penned this bill along with 53 cosigners.

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My favorite bit:

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WHEREAS, The deletion of Pluto as a planet is a hasty, ill-considered scientific heresy similar to questioning the Copernican theory, drawing maps of a round world, and proving the existence of the time and space continuum;

Word has it Dr. Richmond is a moderate Republican, so there's hope yet that the party hasn't been totally taken over by antiscientists who think that the Universe is geocentric, the Earth is flat, and, um, the Universe doesn't exist.

No word yet on whether the Governator will sign the bill or not...

Tip o' the Micky Mouse ears to my old bud Bish for this.