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Holy moley! The amp, kelvin and kilogram will never be the same again

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Re: SI

Why not redefine SI measurements to be less arbitrary

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Because:

Any choice of unit is arbitrary, if only through picking a definition.

Mass? Rest mass of an electron, a proton, an neutron, a pi-meson?, a hydrogen atom? Any of these is arbiitrary.

Other units have similar quandrys.

For that matter, choosing which units are fundamental and which are derived is arbitrary as well.

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