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The Tribe Has Spoken

The plight of a has-been planet

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
August 28, 2006

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The Tribe Has Spoken
It's kind of Goofy, but it's true.
In spite of what we thought we knew,
ol' Pluto isn't worth his bark
way out there deep in space.

This is no Mickey Mouse-ish ruling.
All those textbooks from our schooling
have been rendered out-of-date.
The dog has been dethroned.

The tally proves he's no Survivor.
Pluto's torch has lost its fire.
The tribe has spoken and the pup's
been voted off for good.

So as you stargaze late at night,
remember "facts" aren't always right.
When science dines on just desserts,
sometimes it's humble pie.

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Dennis Carlson from Mounds View, MN writes:
August 28, 2006

Enjoy your poetic commentaries on the news each week--plus some of these special editions. It is kind of curious as you clearly intimate in The Tribe.. here, how sure scientists can be of 'facts' from billions of years ago and billions of light years away, but mess up on something 'so close' as little ol' Pluto. Gives pause in reflecting on so many other issues and processes taken as 'fact' in science.


Marsha in Wheaton from Wheaton writes:
August 28, 2006
Greg--I love it! The references are fun!

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