When I go to England, I hear this stuff about Rugby players
being tougher than American Football players. Eventually I
came to ignore it. The same is true of Fahrenheit and Celsius.
One is not better than the other. They are both interval data
which means that while the numbers may have significance, they
are just man made scales for ease of use by people.
Note that 100F is not twice as hot as 50F nor is 100C twice
as hot as 50C. For that you have to convert to Kelvin. It's
interesting that we never hear people arguing for worldwide
adoption of the Kelvin scale!
Fahrenheit has the advantage of being a little more precise. Between
freezing and boiling there are 180 degrees while on Celsius there are only
But you knew that.
I won't even tread in the quagmire of inches and feet versus meters.
Or on the domestic front miles per hour versus knots.
If we all got together on this what would the publishers of conversion
Of course, you are right. I wonder where you bout a reasonable priced
temperature measuring instrument that is calibrated to hundredths of a
degree in Celsius. In non-lab environments they must be exceedingly rare. I
don't think you could characterize the as being "many".
Who is fond of decimal points. Some of them are my best friends.
Actually, knots is a standard international speed measurement, nautical
miles per hour, and is used for velocity measurments for aircraft, aviation
weather wind speeds, ships, ocean currents, etc. One knot = approximately
1.16 miles per hour.
So the OP was correct in including knots with mph in the discussion of
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