Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 10:05:29 +0000
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: 1985 2 door turbo aero silver

Malcolm wrote: > The entire metric system is not "human friendly". It was an ego thing > that a little corsican put over on the French only they missed the > humour. > > The metric system may appear easier because of its decimal base but > the factor "five" as in five times two euquals ten makes it unnatural. > Inches, feet and yards use two and three as prime factors which make > it very easy to "eyeball" Actually, I completely disagree. As someone whose training is in science (chemistry) I think that the metric system, in conjunction with the SI, has made a huge contribution to scientific standards. It has given us a global common language. As a result of using it every day in the lab for years and years, I'm more comfortable with it than with our imperial system. However, I still ask for pints and measure my distance in miles. -- Grunff

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