Thursday, August 24, 2006
Hey! Give me back my planet-finder!
There's a Unitarian Universalist footnote to the news that Pluto is no longer a planet: The discover of the ill-fated astronomical entity formerly known as the ninth planet was, of course, a Unitarian. Poor Clyde Tombaugh. His widow, 94-year-old Patricia Tombaugh, tells Reuters that he would have accepted the scientific community's decision that eight is enough with equanimity: "Clyde would have said, 'Science is a progressive thing and if you're going to be a scientist and put your neck out, you're apt to have it bitten upon.'" I still say ouch.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 24 August 2006 at 5:59 PM