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88 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 February 2008 02:35AM

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Comment author: Aaron4 11 February 2008 04:11:44AM -1 points [-]

For what it's worth, I've always responded to questions such as "Is Pluto a planet?" in a manner more similar to Network 1 than Network 2. The debate strikes me as borderline nonsensical.

Comment author: [deleted] 04 November 2012 09:17:03PM 2 points [-]

Analytically, I'd have to agree, but the first thing that I say when I get this question is no. I explain that it depends on definition, that have a definition for planet, and we know the characteristics of Pluto. Pluto doesn't match the requirements in the definition, ergo, not a planet.

Lots easier than trying to explain to someone they don't actually know what question they're asking, although it's of course a more elegant answer.

Comment author: fmgn 16 April 2017 10:03:12AM 0 points [-]

So is it a planet or not?