— Graph theory professor (via mathprofessorquotes)
Shut the fuck up about Pluto
When we learn new facts, we have to reconsider our systems of categorization. Science adapts to new information—in this case, the increasing number of other Kuiper belt objects we’ve discovered, including ones bigger than Pluto. They’re not new planets, so neither is Pluto. Not to mention the orbital behavior.
It’s still there. It’s still called Pluto. It’s just a Kuiper belt object.
Science adapts to new facts. This Pluto nostalgia isn’t cute and it has an undercurrent of anti-science, anti-intellectual backwardness. Get over the outdated models you learned in first grade and learn something new about the goddamn solar system, because the solar system is exciting and we learn amazing new things about it literally every single day.
The universe doesn’t give a fuck about your grade school nostalgia.