[LMB] OT: Temperature

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Nov 21 21:27:12 GMT 2017



> On Nov 21, 2017, at 10:32 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
> 
> Almost all of the discussion concerning the use of Celsius versus Fahrenheit says that Fahrenheit is backward and stupid. Yet they were developed for different reasons.
> Celsius pegged the boiling and freezing points of water at STP.
> Fahrenheit was deliberately measuring air temperature on different days. It’s no wonder that most outside air temperatures in Europe fall between 0 and 100.
> The scales were optimized for different reasons.

I don’t see any advantage of either one.   People like what they’re used to and some people are willing to argue about it. 


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