Pluto: Cut and Run

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Aug 26, 2006

On occasion (increasingly rarely these days, but still) I find myself agreeing with Bill Maher, host of a TV show called "Real Time". He's a comedian, and used to host "Politically Incorrect", a show that was great when it was still on Comedy Central. Anyway, he had a good rant about Pluto where he described astronomers using mock Republican talking points (he called them "cut and run scientists"). A video is posted at Crooks and Liars and is worth a watch! He attacks a lot of the bad thinking that I attack on this blog as well. His language is just a touch salty, but I have to admit-- it's the first Uranus joke I've laughed out loud at in many, many years.

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