posted on Jun, 17 2009 @ 10:11 AM
These are not good.
Think about it.
10mm to 1cm, 100cm to 1m, 1000m to 1km etc.
1cm^3 is 1mL.
1000mL of pure water at sea level weighs 1kg. 1L = 1Kg.
It seems very simple. Too simple, the base 10 system.
0.1 is 10%, or 1/10.
0.125 is 12.5%, or 1/8.
Decimals and the metric system help rewire your thoughts, thinking and brain structure in to a very simple yet efficient 'machine'. It makes you
less able to handle tasks involving a greater degree of thought, as everything is so structured and computer like.
The imperial system is superior, although I am not totally familiar with it.
I think it is 16 ounces to a pound, 28.25g to an ounce, 2.24lb to a kg, 2.54cm to an inch, 12 inches to a foot, 3 feet to a yard.
Because the weights are based of a unit of 16, and the measures off a unit of 12, 3, 18, 6, etc, and everything is not so rounded, it helps your brain
grow and develop because more mental effort is required to get to the answers, rather than the stupidly simple metric system.
Working with such things as inches, feet, pounds, fathoms, ounces etc, make you actually smarter, as more effort is required to deduce and calculate
the weights and measures of certain objects.
Using fractions is also vastly superior to using decimals. Converting decimals to percentages is insanely easy. Converting fractions to
percentages/decimals is somewhat harder. Fractions are also more accurate than decimals. 1/3 is much smoother than 0.3333333333333333...... . 1/3 +
1/3 + 1/3 gives you 1. 0.333etc + 0.333etc +0.333etc does not give you 1. It gives you a number very close to 1, that is 0.999etc, which if rounded up
will give you 1, but is still not 1.
Using decimals is not good for your thought patterns, nor is the metric system.