why not request correspondents to use SI units

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This is meant to be a scientific blog!
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why not request correspondents to use SI units
« Reply #1 on: 16/11/2009 21:12:15 »
Maybe we need a new set of units based upon natural phenomena. Light speed could be 1; electron mass could be 1; electron charge could be 1, etc.

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« Reply #2 on: 16/11/2009 21:41:52 »
Such systems have been proposed but they lead to rather impractical values in the every day world.
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« Reply #3 on: 16/11/2009 23:49:53 »
I like it! And we could insist that everyone posts in Esperanto. Sorry, I should have said:

"Hango pantusor likey! Anko wibi con multo postal intrepeedo Esperanto insitatramental."
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.

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« Reply #4 on: 17/11/2009 09:18:31 »
Q: Why...?
A: Because this is a website for non-scientists too, and many of them would be put off.

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« Reply #5 on: 17/11/2009 16:56:00 »
I know! The moderators could translate calculations that are not in SI units into SI, and add them to the posts.

Piece of cake!
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.