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Keep recycling it? How often does the subject of what a planet is come up in your daily life?
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Public reception to the IAU decision was mixed. A resolution introduced in the California State Assembly facetiously called the IAU decision a "scientific heresy".[64] The New Mexico House of Representatives passed a resolution in honor of Tombaugh, a longtime resident of that state, that declared that Pluto will always be considered a planet while in New Mexican skies and that March 13, 2007, was Pluto Planet Day.[65][66] The Illinois Senate passed a similar resolution in 2009, on the basis that Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of Pluto, was born in Illinois. The resolution asserted that Pluto was "unfairly downgraded to a 'dwarf' planet" by the IAU."[67]
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The problem with that is it dilutes the definition of a "planet". It's not useful to count hundreds of satellite-sized chunks of of rock that floated from somewhere the same as eight much larger chunks of rock (and in four cases, gas) that have formed from accretion disk.
Basically, defining them all as a "planet" hits the same linguistic snag as calling them "dwarf planets", just from the opposite side — they're not useful as planets, so calling them either "planet" or "planet but with a qualifier that SOMEHOW makes it not a planet" is wrong.

Also, a much more useful qualifier of a planet, instead of "clearing neighbourhood", is its orbit having low eccentricity and lying within plane of ecliptic (i.e. having formed from accretion disk) and exoplanet consequently something that would be a planet if its orbit was in ecliptic and circular but isn't, as opposed to being "outside solar system" (heliocentrism, modern edition) — "exo" both because it's what would happen if a rogue planet (same thing but in galactic orbit instead of stellar) was captured by gravity well of a star, and because they're outside the ecliptic. Also results in eight actual planets, but turns Pluto and the rest into exoplanets instead of "SMALL PLANET THAT IS TOTALLY NOT PLANET WE R ABSOLUTELY SMURT GUIZE".
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"Diluting" a definition is a values judgment. Whether or not it's "useful" doesn't mean it's not true. All these bodies, at least the ones we've visited directly, have complex stratified geology, many have satellites of their own (and rings), and many have atmospheres. It may be inconvenient for lazy people to memorize extra planets, but if these things are not planets based on circumstances that are not intrinsic to the bodies themselves then "planet" becomes a verb instead of a noun. A large, round object in space isn't a planet, planet is what a large, round object in space is doing at a given time based on where it is located.

If Earth were nudged into a weird orbit or thrown into interstellar space by a passing star it would all of a sudden stop being a planet because it's no longer within the plane of the ecliptic.

So then what do we call the body itself? If a planet can magically transform into something else depending on what it's doing or where it is at any given time, then what is the intrinsic thing itself called?
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If Earth were nudged into a weird orbit or thrown into interstellar space by a passing star it would all of a sudden stop being a planet because it's no longer within the plane of the ecliptic.
Read again — it would become exo/rogue planet respectively, because "planet" is about how it would be in standardized conditions (like, you know, all scientific definitions that weren't made by stupid people manipulating votes), it's the modifiers that depend on actual conditions. Like how hydrogen doesn't stop being nonmetallic because metallic hydrogen exists in certain conditions.
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Ok let me explain, so some beaches have these things called Sandbar(s) and turtles babies usually walk in to the ocean. Yak are all over the world especially in the mountains. Bugs come In many colors, and Ocellus is based on a ladybug. And actually Smolder isn't real, dragons were around way back in medieval times. If you count artworks made by artist and designers.
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Ok. I do get the thread. In a way, it was useless… I'm just going to say a actual useless fact this time.

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