Saturday, July 29, 2006
The "Xena controversy" heats up
What is at stake here? Simply put -- the fate of whole worlds and shattering the vicious myths perpetrated by billions of textbooks the world over.
The "9 planets" myth needs to be crushed. This planetary smugness and inner solar system provincial mindset is obsolete. The notion of ecliptic is obsolete - an artificial construct due only to solar proximity. Xena and its moon need, indeed demand, full planetary status and rights persuant. It its bigger than Pluto, then its a "planet". That Xena has a moon is only icing on the cake.
Some background on Xena:BBC
The upcoming IAU General Assembly needs to "do the right thing" here and take the blinders off.