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Author Topic: Could this forum adopt the International System of Units please?  (Read 452 times)

Bernard

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Hello all

I'm a daily reader of this forum, mainly lurker. But given the international and scientific level of the debates, is it too much to recommend the use of standard international units, like kilometers instead of miles, Celsius instead of Fahrenheit etc etc. Or make it explicit that is a US dominated forum, and everyone else on Earth is supposed to know what is a mile, a foot an inch, a pound and other oddities.

"In 1927 several million people in the United States sent over 100,000 petitions backed by the Metric Association and The General Federation of Women's Clubs urging Congress to adopt the metric system. The petition was opposed by the manufacturing industry, citing the cost of the conversion." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system#International_adoption