value dating asp id - Mandating the metric system
Ours is in complete decay, yet you celebrate this fact.
There is no “seamless transition” between metric and our non-system.
But the contract for Orion, the manned vehicle intended to replace the Shuttle, was awarded to Lockheed Martin, at least in part, on the understanding that all engineering would be submitted in thousandths.
Your response demonstrates an apparent technical ignorance about the metric system.
To compare the measurement situation we face in the US to bilingual education is mendacious. Mendehall had no choice but to announce that metric standards would be used to define our farrago of units.
Your whitewash of the history of how the current non-system of measurements were finally defined in terms of metric standards, hides the fact there was no other technical choice. Without using the metric standards supplied from our signing of the Treaty of the Meter, science and industry in this nation could have ground to a halt. This is because of government inaction on mandating metrication, and the fact that no alternative measurement standards existed for our non-system.
What possible context makes the measurement of human feet require barleycorns as a unit? You cite examples of multiple units which are in use and describe the same quantity as something wondrous which we should lionize.