Should Earth get demoted from planet status just like Pluto?

There were many reasons why Pluto got demoted to dwarf planet status, one of which was that it couldn't clear its orbit of asteroids and other debris. But Earth's orbit is also crowded...too crowded for Earth to be a planet? » 3/03/11 10:30am 3/03/11 10:30am

Potentially Deadly Asteroids Still Go Undetected

Although NASA vigilantly searches the skies, dozens of near-Earth asteroids remain undetected, any one of which could strike our planet and cause devastating damage. But better detection will mean more facilities and better equipment — and a lot more money. » 8/12/09 3:00pm 8/12/09 3:00pm