Science has been using the metric system since early on.
The inch foot pound ... is clunky when dealing in volumes.
For the apple crate maker - do as he wants.
When dealing with numbers, the base 10 is always easier than
some base this and some that and gradients in this and that ....
Science in the US is metric. It is the home folk and the
building trades - general trades that remain that way.
Wood and metal people have different resolutions that cause
issues. A metal person is in 1/10000 while a wood guy might
be 1/16 1/8 1/4 and so forth e.g. more or less.
Schools taught metric, but they themselves don't use it.
It is a classroom exercise not a way of life. Teachers
don't want to learn it and use it like anyone else.
Slowly it is creeping into food storage. Machine bolts and
such are mandated to go metric - and at first were Imperial
just denoted in metric values. Sucky way at best.
There were at least three metric systems. It isn't a French
system. It is a standard - a unified German, British, French and Japanese.
Oh - the US had people there - and they agreed. And yes
the standard is generated in France.
It was the measure used in the bible. It is much older than
England or Britain.
I use metric all the time. I use Imperial all the time. I don't
stick to one or the other. I have tools of both houses.
[ any electrical, electronic, physics, and engineers in general are metric ]
J. Clarke wrote:
:>There were at least three metric systems. It isn't a French:>system. It is a standard - a unified German, British, French and Japanese.:>Oh - the US had people there - and they agreed. And yes:>the standard is generated in France.
:>It was the measure used in the bible. It is much older than:>England or Britain.
: The metric system? Used in the Bible? I don't think so.
Yeah, it's right after the section on how to write iPhone apps.
Corinthians, I think.
You musta missed it somehow.
-- Andy Barss
Interesting! I'd heard of something like that, but in that tale it was
the Alabama or Tennessee legislature and I'd considered it just
another Urban Legend. Glad to see it was a Yankee legislature instead
of another dumb redneck Southerner story.
In one sense, that's a fun story. In another sense, it's a little
scary to see what could happen when legislators debate and vote on
things they don't understand. It's very comforting to know that, in
these enlightened times, our legislators in the state houses and
congress never, never do that!
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