[extropy-chat] Our Solar System Planets

Lee Corbin lcorbin at tsoft.com
Wed Aug 16 21:18:22 UTC 2006

Damien contributed

> >BUT we'll need a new mnemonic ... What should we use to replace
> >"My very educated mother just served us nine pizzas" ?
> "My very eccentric mother's cook just served us nine pastry coated xylophones"

Is nothing sacred?  If we can't count on *nine* planets in our
world of woes, just what can we count on?

They should have denounced Pluto as a renegade, a counter-
revolutionary atavistic wrecker and destroyer of ancient
verities, a 20th century interloper who's been exposed for
what it is, a pretender/upstart of the worst sort!

I say that we make it a Law of Astronomy right up there with
Kepler's, that there are---and always have been---eight planets
exactly, and that short of something actually happening to one
of them, it *stays* at eight, upon pain of civil prosecution.

Finally: "My very Enduring Mother 'as just served us nematodes"
and be done with it forever.


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