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: "the division of the meter in factors of 10 because of the
: happenstance that we have 10 fingers doesn't seem especially
: logical and scientific to me."

: It's no less logical or scientific than the inch first being
: defined as "three grains of barley, dry and round, placed
: end to end, lengthwise".
: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inch)

: Even if your '10 fingers' theory was true, and it's not, at least
: it's a reasonable basis for a measurement system. Not too many
: people I know have 4, 8, 12 or 16 of anything to help them with
: dividing-up imperial units :-)

: Metric has one advantage that no-one can argue with... it's used by
: almost every country & that's important in this modern age
: of international trading.

: Regards,

: Phil.

Have to understand history to make sense of this. Most industrial countries have industrized after the advent of the metric system so it was obvious, or they re-industrialized after WWII and it again made sense. The US was industrialized prior to any of this and that's why it's not changed.

Bill H.

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