Reply to post: Re: "Metric system is based in absolute science"

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Re: "Metric system is based in absolute science"

how do you think the original metre was defined

It was defined as 1/40,000,000th of the Earth circumference, which was as close to absolute science as they could do at the time. OK they didn't get perfectly right, but the precision was quite remarkable given the technologies they used. Anyway, what they produced was a standard length which wouldn't vary, contrary to feet and ounces which differed from one region to the other (one unit to rule them all).

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