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I love America, but in some ways we are so backwards

Come on, people. Pluto is not a planet. “Xena” is not a planet. None of the rocks in the Main Asteroid Belt or the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt are planets either.

It’s sad enough that it’s taken this long for the scientific community to “demote” Pluto–why are you making it worse with this ridiculous protest?

I’m sorry you’ll have to change your mnemonic devices and that the handcrafted models of the solar system (not to scale) from your middle school years are now obsolete. But what’s more important: a happy shiny affirmation of your childhood, or the progress of science?