In this Point of Inquiry conversation, recent discoveries in astronomy are discussed along with the controversy regarding the status of Pluto and whether teaching the controversy over Pluto's status is helpful in teaching astronomy, and how this compares to the "teaching the controversy" argument regarding evolution versus intelligent design creationism.
A discussion of Pluto and planethood on the BBC's The Forum.
A discussion of Pluto and where we might find life in the universe.
A question about science literacy from the Authors@Google talk on
The Pluto Files at Google's New York office.
The American Freethought interviews Dr. Tyson and looks at the cosmic dust-up that resulted from the demotion of the planet Pluto to
dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union.
NPR's All things Considered interview about the battle over Pluto and its planethood.
Neil deGrasse Tyson got hate mail from third graders because of Pluto. And, Jon asks,
How will we die?
Neil deGrasse Tyson didn't mean to get Pluto demoted from planet status; he just wanted people to think about the solar system differently. But changing the number of planets from nine to eight is just what happened when a debate sparked by the astrophysicist's Hayden Planetarium exhibit—sans Pluto—ended with the re-categorization of the icy rock to
dwarf planet status.