Talk:International Council for Science

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Name[edit]

As far as I know, the name of this organization should be "International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)" OR "International Council for Science", but not "International Council of Science".
A search on google return 648 results for "Internaitonal Council of Science", 5640 results for "International Council for Science, and 10200 results for "International Council of Scientific Unions". --Lorenzarius

"In 1998, Members agreed that the Council’s current composition and activities would be better reflected by modifying the name from the International Council of Scientific Unions to the International Council for Science, while its rich history and strong identity would be well served by retaining the existing acronym, ICSU." About ICSU: A Brief History, updated on 8/03/2010. --Paulscrawl (talk) 20:12, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Pluto a planet or just anouther celestrial body?[edit]

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A definition of a planet, Pluto does orbit the sun and has moons but shares the space with another so by show of hands voted the 9th planet out. Put Mercury in Pluto's position and it to would fail to clear the space of objects around it and does not have a moon so science may as well kick Mercury out as well. There are more bodies some larger and close to the size of Pluto that also have moons and orbit the sun but have the same problem as Pluto, stuck in a asteroid field. What about large bodies orbiting smaller bodies? The definition of a planet or should I say scientific argument is just a coin toss. Pluto is more of a planet than Mercury. Mercury has the fortune of a close orbit to the sun and its gravity to clear the path for it. Put your coins away and rethink the definition so that it is clear and excepted by all.

This discussion does not belong here, please to to the Pluto talk page or the Planet talk page to discuss this issue. 76.66.197.30 (talk) 14:06, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

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