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Comment: Respect for both history and progress (Score 1) 942

by downwa (#48041965) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

My vote would be for teaching the metric system in math and science classes, and teaching the imperial units in history and social studies classes. We should not scrap knowledge of the past. We can respect the fact that the mile and furlong go back to ancient Rome, and make sure children know the history. But at the same time, it would be nice to have a system that is logical.

The problem with converting everything to the metric system is, not everything can be expressed in it using whole numbers. As was pointed out above, a tall person is over 6 feet tall. Maybe people just need to increase their size to an average of 2 meters :-)

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