Why Did John Wilkins Invent The Metric System?


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In 1668 measurement was in a mess everywhere in the world. Bishop John Wilkins recognised this and he also was aware of Bible instructions to use honest measures. In 1668 he published his idea for a 'universal measure' that contained most of the elements of the modern metric system. Later, in the 1780s, with support from the USA John Wilkins' 'universal measure' legally became the 'decimal metric system' of France and it has spread to the rest of the world from there. See


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