August 16, 2006

Pluto still a planet, though just barely: Astronomers have proposed changes to the international system that define a new category of planets known as plutons. There has been fierce debate over whether or not Pluto should retain its status ever since other similar objects have been discovered in the solar system. Astronomers will vote on the proposed changes.

Hey, ID people – this is an example of a real controversy in science, as trivial as it may seem. In other words, it’s a controversy that is actually debated within the scientific community because of the merits of the scientific arguments. IDers, of course, think they should have their non-scientific arguments debated on the same level.

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