The difference in Pluto’s stature was immediately apparent. Here is Pluto and its “moon” when Pluto was still a planet:
Pluto’s fans and supporters are taking it pretty hard.
But observers in other disciplines have been inspired to re-examine their own sacred cows and classification schemes. Reasonality proposes the Dwarf Presidency, for example. (MizM disclaimer: Mr. Reasonality is a friend and former colleague; welcome to the blogosphere “Cal”!)