Imperial units

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America is mostly leading in science, especially in astronomy, yet they still use imperial units. (I am not talking about the great people doing the science.) Everyone else is using SI and the metric system however they insist on using miles, yards, pounds, feet, etc., and continue on being a stick-in-the-mud. :eek:

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America is mostly leading in science, especially in astronomy, yet they still use imperial units. (I am not talking about the great people doing the science.) Everyone else is using SI and the metric system however they insist on using miles, yards, pounds, feet, etc., and continue on being a stick-in-the-mud. :eek:

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We have another thread that discusses this, and gives reasons why we Americans are reluctant to change. See https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/unit-conventions-si-versus-others.902547/

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