The metric system is better than the imperial system

March 8, 2017, 1:47 pm

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The debate "The metric system is better than the imperial system" was started by Your_dad on March 8, 2017, 1:47 pm. 7 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 3 people are on the disagree side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

Your_dad posted 1 argument, Nemiroff posted 3 arguments, historybuff posted 4 arguments, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
thereal posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

Your_dad, historybuff, PsychDave, redstar and 3 visitors agree.
Ematio and 2 visitors disagree.

PsychDave
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To be fair though it does predate modern measuring conventions. They were created when everyone used different methods, so the fact that the system has persisted so long is impressive in itself.

2 years, 5 months ago

whoever this is they obviously are the real deal(small chance) or their someone who saw that we thought it would be interesting to debate on other countries

2 years, 5 months ago
Nemiroff
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it was actually made by the brits.

2 years, 5 months ago

Fuck to imperial system made by brainless rednecks.

2 years, 5 months ago

and it would be interesting to see debates about other countries take off.

2 years, 5 months ago
neveralone
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agreed we definitely have a ton of problems.

2 years, 5 months ago

yeah it's just sort of a generalization. there are lots of Americans who are interested in other things. but generally people care more about things they can relate to. there aren't enough Canadians on this app to discuss Canadians issues.

also, with how dysfunctional America is it is a more interesting area to discuss.

2 years, 5 months ago
neveralone
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though we do focus on us we arnt stuck up. I started two if I remember right debates about other countries. they just didn't catch a whole lot of attention.

2 years, 5 months ago

why not? are people forbidden from talking about America?

besides, Americans don't know anything about the rest of the world. topics have been started about Canadian issues on here and pretty well no one posts. the only way to get Americans to talk is to talk about them.

2 years, 5 months ago

i wonder why you both always talk about America when one of you is from Canada and the other is from Ireland...

2 years, 5 months ago

it's always best to switch to a better system asap. but it's always better to not switch atm. we just have to rip the band aid and do it now. it's for the best of the future. and I'm not sure why they didn't just double up on the signs for like a decade and not get rid of the miles.

2 years, 5 months ago

yeah, I would imagine that people who are raised with imperial would have trouble switching to metric. but since it is simpler and the rest of the world uses it, why not teach children this system and in 20 or 30 years America could use a simpler more efficient system which would make alot of things better.

2 years, 5 months ago

The UK does not have signs in both. Officially, the UK is metric like the rest of Europe but in practice, it is all imperial. Road signs, car speed-o-meters, height, weight etc are all imperial. Metric is used mostly in stuff like physics etc where it would be educational suicide to convert everything to inches per second and feet etc. Metric does indeed make sense and is a lot easier but i believe people who grow up using imperial find it just as easy as people who use metric.

2 years, 5 months ago

I can't find a current list. but a few years ago there were only 3 countries in the world officially using the imperial system. The US, Myanmar and Liberia.

other countries still have some holdouts. the UK still has signs in both. in Canada imperial is slowly dying out for the most part, but there is some holdouts. I know my weight in pounds, my height in feet but pretty well everything else is metric.

2 years, 5 months ago

one is not better than the other. it depends on whatever you grew up using.

2 years, 5 months ago
neveralone
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though metric is used by the rest of the world we( or more accurately most Americans) don't know the metric as well. if u would like it to change get the schools to teach metric instead. also who cares about which is best if any?

2 years, 5 months ago

The imperial system is used by the UK as well.

2 years, 5 months ago
Nemiroff
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metric uses base 10, which is a sensible and easy base for us to use.

the US system, uses nonsense and random multiples.

hands down US system wins. USA #1 #alternativefacts :p

2 years, 5 months ago

If you didn't know, the imperial system is the measurement system used by the US, and uses yards, inches etc. The metric system is used by most of the rest of the world, and uses centimetres, metres etc.

2 years, 5 months ago
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