After reading the title, you are probably thinking that this isn't an important matter and we have better things to be discussing on The Hub. However, I do think this is important for people to know. It could cause controversy and arguements but here is my opinion.
I could just say this: I don't think Pluto should be a planet, full stop. But I think this question is deeper than that. People used to and still are argueing about this so if it wasn't important why are we still talking about it? It has clearly caused people to think a lot and do a lot of reasoning and open-mindedness, two important BNC skills. This was, however, talked about more in the 20th century and very early 21st century. Pluto has been considered a dwarf planet so some people just leave it their but I want to think more deeply and closely.
In 1930, Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh and it was immediately considered a planet (the ninth from the sun). But then, around 1992, lots of similar-sized objects were found in the Kuiper Belt - a region of space beyond Neptune's orbit. This made some people question whether it was a planet or not but it wasn't discussed that much. But then, in 2005, a new object was found that was 27% bigger than Pluto, this is now known has Eris. It made people think that if Pluto was a planet and Eris was 27% bigger, Eris would have to be a planet, as well. I know that it isn't just the size that makes a planet a planet but it is very important to decide whether a planet is a planet. In consequence, Pluto was named a dwarf planet along with Eris and currently, they are both that.
However, people still talk about how Pluto or Eris should be a planet and that we should reconsider whether they are planets or not. Like I said at the start, I don't think Pluto should be a planet nor Eris as they are too small.
Information found at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto.