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should Pluto still be a planet

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theAFKlord
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/5/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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theAFKlord

Pro

Pluto should still be a planet despite scientific discoveries It does orbit the sun its just further away. A planet does orbit pluto which just makes it a moon. Moons are planets!!!
camden

Con

pluto is not a planet because The distant, ice-covered world is no longer a true planet, according to a new definition of the term voted on by scientists today.Pluto has been demoted because it does not dominate its neighborhood. Charon, its large "moon," is only about half the size of Pluto, while all the true planets are far larger than their moons.
Debate Round No. 1
theAFKlord

Pro

The definition of planet is very subjective. The most basic definition of planet is a body orbiting a star. Now what is Pluto? A (smaller) body orbiting the sun. If Pluto isn't a planet, then is mercury a planet? Mercury is very oblong and also very small as well. The diameter of mercury is 3031 miles while the diameter of Pluto is 2100. A rather large fraction smaller, but relatively, not so much. see my point, if Pluto isn't a planet, then neither should Mercury be.
camden

Con

camden forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
theAFKlord

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theAFKlord forfeited this round.
camden

Con

camden forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Taylur 3 years ago
Taylur
I know. I was criticizing Con for taking his argument from the internet without citations.
Posted by theAFKlord 3 years ago
theAFKlord
yes i know but im asking if it SHOULD be a planet... not if it is
Posted by Taylur 3 years ago
Taylur
"The distant, ice-covered world is no longer a true planet, according to a new definition of the term voted on by scientists today"

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Vote Placed by thesupporter 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: The only reason that I say better conduct is that Camden forfeited more arguments than AFKLord