Forget science, Illinois wants planet Pluto

Forget science, Illinois wants planet Pluto

Posted by JP on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 10:21

We bring you the following in honor of the Illinois Senate Executive Committee's unanimous vote to support having Illinois recognize Pluto as a planet despite what scientists say because the man who found it is was from Illinois.

You can read the Senate resolution here.

The great thing about this is I can have an informed political discussion with my 7-year-old son. He offered to let me borrow his book When is a planet not a planet: The story of Pluto.

He seemed a bit miffed that politics could cast aside science. Ah, youth.

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