Thursday, 12 June 2008

Pluto Plato and Plutoids

How spooky is this...
As you probably know a few months back Pluto lost its status as a planet.

Today its has been announced that Pluto should belong to a new category of astronomical object called Plutoids

Scientists love the task of categorisation its a pastime of philosophers too. Mind you that is hardly a surprise since the word science means knowledge.

a key figure in the art of categorisation was Plato. So what could more apt than a philosophical question...

...has Pluto really changed in anyway at all? (cue Twilight Zone theme music)

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