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Sunday, August 20, 2006

9th Planet Revealed

John has been following the debate about whether Pluto should officially be considered a planet or not.

The way I see it, the best way to decide is by consulting the Holy Bible.


First you have the gas giants of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Massive, cold, distant, and inhospitable, yet with an undeniable presence and beauty, these make up the Old Testament of the solar system.

Next you have the terrestrials: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Warmer, not quite as overwhelming in size and even partially habitable, this is the New Testament of the solar system.

Finally Pluto. Puny, Out of Sync, Tacked on at the end years later amidst controversy - and still controversial right to the present day. The planetary Book of Revelations. I say we toss 'em both.


  • Disney will never allow it. Think of the lost revenues on abandoned Pluto merchandise when the name is no longer 'in'.

    By Blogger Simon, at 9:45 AM  

  • Disney is powerful, but that is just goofy.

    By Blogger Declan, at 3:27 PM  

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