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)