Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))
10 Oct 1995 13:41:46 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Whittet@shore.net (Whittet) writes:
>all worked out into inches, feet, yards, rods, furlongs, chains etc;
>to give a geocomensurate standard of measurement which is far more
>precise than the meter and has withstood 5 millenia of use with
>very small variation.
The length of a meter is known to a very high precision. And
since the foot is _defined_ in terms of the meter, I don't hardly
see how imperial units can be"far more precise" than the meter.
Also, you might want to note that of those 5 millenia you claim
inches and feet have been used, only the last 300 years have seen
much scienrtific progress, and thast can be attributed, at least
in part, to using a sensible system of measure- SI.