Most of the world doesn't agree that systems of measurement are simply a tool for humans to relate to a distance? That's a fact and the point of my post. If they dont agree with that they don't understand what systems of units are for.
Actually, I would say every country in the world agrees with me, that measurements are simply a tools for humans to relate to distance and both systems work, actually that's a fact as proved by the millions of projects us American's pump put every year.
How could anyone disagree with how I relate to measurements and how my mind own mind works. That is is what my post talks about. People disagreeing doesn't change that fact. Though I can use metric and most likely better than most, I prefer Imperial and mils specifically for my CNC units.
More to the point people that choose to use metric seem to always care so much, why do they care? I don't care they use metric. If they are frustrated with Imperial just use metric and make some nice projects, I'll stick to what I think and not what "most others" think. I think that both systems work and it really doesn't matter which we use. One is not better than the other, one may be simpler to use for large group of people but it doesn't make it better for every person. The results are always going to be the same using either system no matter the application. I say use whatever is simplest for each person.
I could not agree with you more, makes perfect sense. Certain people hve a closed mind to anything that is foreign to what the have known and used all of their lives, that's just natural.
Everything that I have read about Astronomy, lwhich is is not all that much comepared to real astromoners, Emperical numbers are used, at least here in the U.S..
Distances to the moon, the sun, light year distances etc. etc.. If I had been raised on the metric system, I would be as familiar with it as I am on the Emperical system.
But what Harrys said about the Eperical system must be used very little compared to the metric system. I for one didn't know that and will add, I could not care less.
The Emperical system may seem stupid to Harry, but people that use it are not stupeid, he did say that they were, but he sort of implied that he thinks that, or so it sounded to me. I suspect that Harry will clear that point up as he is not one to run rough shot over people, at least not all of the time, ummmmm