The public is too stupid to change
Conservatives. Its why we cant have good things.
Liberals. Its why we cant have good things
The rest of the world should switch to the US system!
The downside of change is greater than the upside, and I'm a short term thinker.
Who needs the metric system? My moms basement is all in inches.
I have no idea. Not changing is absolutely stupid.
Its a French idea.
Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.
I read your prior statements including the long one at #78 or smth.
While true, for weather maybe Fahrenheit is better, as in, public information about weather. The weatherman on tv telling people if it's gonna be hot or warm.
But for calculation, celcius is better. So for scientific weather predictions, temperature calculations, etc, celcius is better. It also makes calculation conversions to and from kelvin a lot easier and more precise than with fahrenheit.
But then again, nobody cares about the weather that much. I mean, when the weatherman tells me that it's gonna be a maximum of 26 degrees, I know how to dress. It doesn't impact me. It's not like if it turns out to be 28 degrees that I'd melt if I were dressed for 26degrees C. So the advantage, if you wanna call it, of F over C from this perspective is minimalist while the advantage of C in everything else is obvious.
Metric should be adopted, perhaps except military equipment.
Personally I think it is has to do with conservative "no one is going to tell me what to do" arrogance. Metric aint the only example of this. Daylight savings time is another. Years ago, most countries, including the US, agreed to have 2 fixed dates when the switch was made. This was done to avoid to have situations where countries were out of sync time wise for weeks if not months due to local rules.
The US agreed to this, but when it came to ratification, 2 senators (yes GOPers) blocked ratification and well that was that. So to this day, most of the world switches to daylight savings time on the same date, except for the US. And the point is not if daylight savings time is good or bad, but the attitude and arrogance.
But the US aint the only country that has this problem.. the UK still uses imperial quite a lot, which annoys the hell out of a lot of people. This is due to old people mostly, but the fact that TV pushes imperial still annoys me.