Australian Researcher Challenges Origins of Metric System

An Australian researcher has challenged the traditional assumption that the metric system of measurement was invented in 18th-century France. Pat Naughtin says he unearthed a description of such a system in a book written by John Wilkins, a century earlier in England In the book, Mr Wilkins describes a measuring system defined in units of ten for length, volume and money. He did not use the term metre, preferring Rhineland inches instead

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