Recently I finished reading the book The Pluto Files by the American Astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson. He is the Fredrick Rose Director of Hayden Planetarium. This Planetarium may be considered ground zero for the assault that led to the eventual removal of the Planet Pluto from the list of Planets in our Solar System. Thanks to individuals such as Dr. Tyson we now have 8 planets instead of nine. When the Planetarium opened up a new exhibit on the Solar System, Pluto was not included. While at first it was amusing and brought interest, the debate launched a discuss which led to the eventual re-interpretation of the definition of Planet and in 2006, Pluto was demoted from Planet to Kuiper Belt Object. The International Astronomical Union, (IAU) decided that the Definition of a Planet include the foloowing:
he definition of "planet" set in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) states that in the Solar System a planet is a celestial body that:
1. is in orbit around the Sun,
2. has sufficient mass to assume hydrostatic equilibrium (a nearly round shape), and
3. has "cleared the neighbourhood" around its orbit.
That is what we are led to believe. The book gives us the background and discussion that led to this result. Dr. Tyson also admits he received a number of letters from Grade Three students, criticizing his decision. It is an enjoyable book. He also includes the lyrics to a number of pro-Pluto songs and two State Resolutions; one from California and the other from New Mexico. These resolutions declared that in those states, Pluto was still a planet.
Now that is his "Files".
However there are some other information that he seems reticient to point out. These facts will reveal that the plan to demote Pluto comes from deep within the bowels of the Bush-Cheney White House.
Fact #1- Eight months after a New York Times expose on the Hayden Planetarium, 9-11 happens. Just after the story is broken by the Times and interest and controversy grows, the September attack occurs.
Fact #2 Dr. Tyson believed John McCain would win the 2008 Presidential Election. He is a closet Republican
Fact #3 Following 9-11 there was a calculated attempt by the Bush White House to tie Pluto to both Al-Qaida and Saddam Hussain.
Fact #4 Harry Whittington, the lawyer 'accidently' shot in the face by Dick Cheney, liked to look at the night sky. He also did an assignment in school which showed 9 Planets. Dick Cheney once did the same assignment but showed 8 planets, he failed. It is believed this moment led Cheney to hate Pluto and vow "to remove that planet from the Solar System". The message to all who looked at the night sky, such as members of the IAU, to believe in Pluto could get a person hurt. This message obviously was heard by the members of the IAU.
Fact #5 Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times. Of this 90 had to do with gaining information about Al-Qaida, the other 93 times was to make him change his mind about the nature and status of Pluto.
Fact #6- President Bush's comment You are either with us or with the Terrorists was a message for Pluto, it was being painted as be with the terrorists. Later on, Dr. James Dobson of "Focus on the Family" sent a letter to his supporters declaring "Pluto supports abortion, same-sex marriage and the removal of prayers from school". He further pointed out that Pluto was named for the god of the Underworld and so was actually the devil planet.
Fact #7 The vote by the IAU on August 16, 2006 has been soundly criticized by astronomers who could not make the meeting. It is interesting to note that many of the pro-Pluto astronomers suddenly lost their flight tickets and hotel reservations.
Just from these facts alone you can understand there was a conspiracy and there is now a cover up that is the size of the Solar System. Only the Bush-Cheney White House could mount such a project of absolute evil that commenced from a personal vendetta due to a bad science mark.
I close with this song: