- Oct 14, 2012
You still haven't given me a reason that I should want to switch. How is it more efficient, accurate, and easier to learn? Imperial is not complicated and relays to real life much better than metric, at least for someone who doesn't use it all that much. My foot is almost a foot long, the knuckle of my thumb is about an inch long. Extremely easy to visualize for me.Heronblade said:Yeah, not exactly true.
A very large portion of the people in this thread who support switching to Metric, myself included, are Americans who are badly affected by the Imperial system. This is not a foreign culture trying to shove this down your throat, this is your own people who have to use these measurements a hell of a lot more often than you do in your daily life asking everyone else to wake the fuck up and join the rest of the world in using a more efficient, more accurate, and easier to learn standard.
Why would anyone use Imperial in anything science related? Sounds like a bad idea to me considering it was created for guesstimating and not to be exact.Then maybe, just maybe, we won't have to watch another space mission crash and burn just because someone used the imperial standard when they were not supposed to. All things considered, the only reason I am not surprised that there are not a hell of a lot more accidents like that is because of the extreme levels of safety checks we use. We waste a huge amount of time mediating between these two systems in order to avoid problems.