Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Markus Kuhn (
16 Oct 1995 01:38:51 +0100 (MacFAQ) writes:

>Communism, Marxism, Fascism, & the Metric System
>by Allan Hjerpe


>Just consider. The Nazis used the Metric System and perpetrated the
>Holocaust. The Russian Communists adopted the Metric System and murdered

I have recently seen blue prints of the A-bombs thrown by the US Air
Force on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which caused a very slow and painful
death for the civilian population of two large cities. The dimensions
of the bombs were specified in imperial units. I guess every unit has
a lot of ugly blood on its history ...

>Besides all this, the Godless metric system is for too inexact for
>scientific work. A meter is APPROXIMATELY a yard. A liter is APPROXIMATELY
>a quart. No, for scientific work, precision is required.



Markus Kuhn, Computer Science student -- University of Erlangen,
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