A friend asked me to write my thoughts on GamerGate, and I didn’t really want to, but my reply to him was pretty much my thoughts anyway.
"Meh, I don’t have anything to say about it that hasn’t already been said. It’s stupid. The lady everyone said slept with dude for a good review didn’t do that at all (the journalist, which she she is free to date because she is an adult, never even reviewed her game), and no one cares that game publishers actually do buy good reviews all the time. It’s a waste of everyone’s time. There is no gamergate. It’s just people mad at a woman for no reason I can discern."
This has been a post.
I have another blog for making earthshattering posts like this. (Can I also just mention that I had to load up the desktop version of Tumblr on my phone for this not to be posted in a truncated fashion because Tumblr’s mobile app is awful?)
Did anyone even bother to read the article attached to that post that claims “Pluto is a planet again?” all it says is that two scientists had a debate and asked the audience what their opinion was, and the audience said Pluto is a planet
Literally nothing has changed if you check the NASA website there’s nothing about Pluto except that it’s a dwarf planet and the New Horizons spacecraft will be reaching it in 2015 (holy shit I didn’t know that AHHH that’s so exciting)
But seriously check your sources
Yeeeessssssss. Furthermore, if people think that wanting Pluto to be a planet again is enough to make it a planet again, then they need to consider the fact that Pluto is no longer a proper planet is because there are other things out there that are larger than Pluto, as well as have similarly odd or cluttered orbits, so if they think Pluto should be a full-blown planet again, then they should also embrace Ceres* and Haumea and Makemake and Eris and whatever else hasn’t yet been discovered.
And I betcha they don’t wanna do that, either.
*As a matter of fact, Ceres was considered a proper planet for about 50 years. Pluto was considered a planet for only half again as long as that. UNDERSTANDING CHANGES. THAT’S WHAT MAKES SCIENCE SCIENCE.