Last week, a Washington Post editorial said "any third-grader" knows Pluto is a planet and therefore we shouldn't change its status to dwarf-planet.
I discussed this ridiculous argument with Josh, who made some good points:
- "Who win would a race between Daddy and President Bush? Ask any kid, and they'll give you an answer."
- "I think there's a refusal to talk about some things seriously. Too much democracy can be a bad thing."
- "Ask any third-grader how many planets there are. They probably won't know. Ask whether Pluto is one of them. They'll ask about Goofy."