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Posted by Miriam Jansen on October 31, 2000 20:04:24 UTC

umm... first it's because of a very simple concept of a line '1' and a '0', which put together make up the number *gasp* 10! The metric system is based on it because it's simply easier to measure by tens than 13 and a halfs. You know... kinda the same thing as with dozens. Thought it's the dozens that don't make much sense. Why 12?

Second. Revolving is important because of the centrifugal (or centripedal?) force created by the object revolving around the axis (oh no, I"m getting technical here) You know, an object in motion tends to stay in motion and the rest of physics come here. Forces of gravity keeping the planet in orbit and all that? There's also drag and something else involved. There always is. That's why. Umm... I think.


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