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Zack5046
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killshot
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Should Pluto be considered a planet again?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/5/2019 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 577 times Debate No: 120183
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Zack5046

Pro

I think Pluto should be a planet again! It was a planet, To begin with. It shouldn't be stripped of its title just because it can't clear its orbit when it was planet before IAU said a planet can't be a planet if it can't clear its orbit.
killshot

Con

Words have meanings and they are one of the best ways we communicate ideas and categorize/label our thoughts. Pluto was curb kicked as a planet because it does not fit the definition of the word we use when we are talking about planets. In the same respect, It wouldn't make sense to call earth a star - because it doesn't fit the definition of a star. It's nonsensical.
Debate Round No. 1
Zack5046

Pro

Zack5046 forfeited this round.
killshot

Con

waste of time
Debate Round No. 2
Zack5046

Pro

Zack5046 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Leaning 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited rounds without explanation, loss of conduct. Pro failed to expand argument with the 'why we should call Pluto a planet despite not meeting definition. Con argument made sense, that it does not make sense to call something other than what it is. I still like the idea of calling Pluto a planet though, somehow a little bit. Just that sense of knowing something one way for so long, it does not bother a person especially to wander into the nonsensical.

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