Imperials vs Metrics: Asked and Answered
No matter how you cut it, measurements are irregular and none can conform to a single rule...much like languages or certainly parts thereof. There are 365.25 days in a rotation of the sun by the earth. not a number easily divisible by 10 which is the decimal system in a nutshell. Good luck with arranging a calendar of 100 days, or weeks of 10 days.
I work in my engine building hobby hobby with both decimal systems and imperial. There is also decimal imperial as opposed to fractional. Both make sense. Imperial is more organic.. surely all the rage these days.
However you are forgetting one area that metric does quite nicely.
1 cubic meter of fresh water at sea level is 1000 KG or 1 metric ton (or more properly, a tonne). Volume to Mass.
Yeah, I know the old phrase "a pint's a pound the world around", but doing engineering, the type where three digits is enough (and four too many, and five is WAY out), the mass to volume above makes for easy rules of thumb. Yeah, you do the math afterwards, but the metric equivalence above is very useful. I deal... well used to... deal in sea ships, coal, cars, and containers. The "pint is a pound" really isn't helpful there. Mind you, everything is still in TEU, or Twenty-foot Equivalent Units, but they do have metric standards.
And don't get me started on baking. Metric and by weight, thank you very much.
So I must cordially disagree. I remain in favor, outside of time and navigation issues, the metric system.
Amen! Standard measurements are much easier to comprehend and use in the Imperial system.