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Now, I didn't go to college, or take any math past Algebra in high school, but I'm pretty sure 23 > 1.8.
Statistically-speaking, though, my sample size would be deemed hilariously inadequate, so I may missing something.
With that in mind, what relevance does the motivation have? Either they treat you because they think it's right, or they treat you because they want to preserve their income. Neither of which, incidentally, has any real ties to their religious beliefs or lack thereof.
Is it weird that I want phrases to consistently mean something?
2. Competition not between companies, but rather China (or at least the people in charge of this project) trying to show up the rest of the world by getting it done faster.
Why do our kids fall behind in math and science? It's as if they were being intentionally hobbled or something. The imperial system is an all-to-evident example of one of the ways this hobbling is maintained.
Really? That is what you're going with? Now, I don't care about the measurements one way or the other, and I'll never understand why people get so worked up about it, but there are many things wrong with the US school system. Measurements have absolutely nothing to do with it, and frankly that has got to be the shittiest argument on any topic I've ever heard. Kudos, sir or ma'am; I work in retail and have for several years, so that's really quite an accomplishment.