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    Re: At the centre of time
    From: Douglas Denny
    Date: 2009 Oct 22, 02:28 -0700

    Yes,   SI units had the measurement of length  based on a survey to measure 
    the distance from the North pole to equator - the Metre being one ten 
    millionth of that distance - through the meridian of Paris (naturally).  The 
    idea being to have a 'natural' distance to measure.
    
    .... they got it wrong of course.
    
    Douglas Denny.
    Chichester. England.
    
    
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