The Hate Crime that Wiped Out a Planet

Pluto, as photographed in space in 2015

You wouldn’t think it was possible for one hate crime to wipe out an entire planet, but that’s what the International Astronomical Union did to Pluto in 2006–stroke of the pen, and you ain’t a planet anymore.

Gee, it was a planet when I went to school, and if you said it wasn’t, you’d get an F. Now suddenly you get an F for saying that it is a planet.

Every single inhabitant of Pluto has been depersonalized by this! And without a word of protest. We protest everything else.

Settled science. Hot dog. If you don’t like what the settled science is today, wait till tomorrow. It’ll be different.

Just ask anyone on Pluto.