Friday, August 25, 2006

One more thought on Pluto...

I was reading some other stuff on Pluto's demotion this morning, and found this at MSNBC in the Cosmic Log.
"I think it'd be a good idea to keep Pluto around and explain that this has been a planet for 76 years," he said. "It becomes an educational process, to explain to kids why it was a planet, and now why it's not. ... That's the kind of critical thinking that kids need to be doing when they do science."
This, ultimately is what science is all about. Nothing is static, everything changes. What's clouding the issue here in the minds of not just me but apparently a lot of other people too is emotion. And in the scientific method, there really isn't any room for emotion. Sad, but true.

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