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    Should the USA adopt the International System of Units (SI)?

    Howdy,

    I was thinking, wouldn't it be better if the USA finally adopted the International System of Units?

    Because...

    The system has been nearly globally adopted. Only Burma, Liberia and the United States have not adopted SI units as their official system of weights and measures.
    So, what do you think?

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    Re: Should the USA adopt the International System of Units (SI)?

    The Imperial system is abhorrent and ridiculous. It needs to go immediately.

    SI is rational and makes sense. Go ask a random person on the street how many feet are in a mile, 95% will not be able to tell you. Ask someone from any other country how many meters are in a kilometer. The difference is redonkulous.

    Besides, most types of engineers and scientists already have switched to SI.
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    Re: Should the USA adopt the International System of Units (SI)?

    Yeah we should, makes no sense to use the imperial system when everyone else is using SI.
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    Re: Should the USA adopt the International System of Units (SI)?

    Yes, it's a better system all around. Working everything in base ten is just easier for people to do than trying to remember arbitrary numbers to convert between one amount and others. A decimal system works. The only exception, really, is time. A second is about the duration of a heartbeat and heartbeats do not factor into the rotation speed of the Earth (the length of a day) very well.
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    Re: Should the USA adopt the International System of Units (SI)?

    Yes...

    The metric system is the best. Dammit, even the British , the ones that invented the imperial system, switched to it.

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    Re: Should the USA adopt the International System of Units (SI)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Howdy,

    I was thinking, wouldn't it be better if the USA finally adopted the International System of Units?

    Because...



    So, what do you think?
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    Re: Should the USA adopt the International System of Units (SI)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Nah, I'm old skool. I like to see MILES roll along when I am driving. Kilometers sound so prissy. LOL
    Yeah, but when you say "I'm driving with 80 mph" or "I'm 6.5 feet high", I have to scratch my head and go looking for a converter.
    See how easy it is with units like watts and minutes? We both know what that is. Why can't it be like that for all units?
    Besides, decimal system is much easier than dozens and such.

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    Re: Should the USA adopt the International System of Units (SI)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Yeah, but when you say "I'm driving with 80 mph" or "I'm 6.5 feet high", I have to scratch my head and go looking for a converter.
    See how easy it is with units like MW and minutes? We both know what that is. Why can't it be like that for all units?
    Besides, decimal system is much easier that dozens and such.
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    Re: Should the USA adopt the International System of Units (SI)?

    The rational part of me says that SI is so much more reasonable than the imperial system, and that we should switch over to it. The irrational part of me likes standing out and hates conforming to the rest of the world just because what they use is better. It just kind of feels unamerican to even suggest it.
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    Re: Should the USA adopt the International System of Units (SI)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Yes...

    The metric system is the best. Dammit, even the British , the ones that invented the imperial system, switched to it.
    You still get the old people:

    A) How far is it from here to the local pub (Example)
    B) Oh, its about 160 feet
    A) ?????????????????????

    They still use imperial for some very annoying reason.

    We use miles, meters, cm ,mm just to be odd.
    1 mile = 1600m
    We are so weird.
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