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Subject:Re: A matter of degree From:Lester Klein <lklein -at- CAP -dot- GWU -dot- EDU> Date:Mon, 22 Aug 1994 19:43:03 -0400
Like your buddy, Arlen, you also missed the point of the posting.
No one should "memorize" the fact of the the -40 degreees. It is simply a
bit of trivia that seemed appropriate over the discussion of how to write
down temperature ranges.
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On Mon, 22 Aug 1994, Jim Grey wrote:
> Somebody asked, and Arlen replied:
> >>Let me sign off on a lighter note: at what value are the Centigrade and
> >>Fahrenheit scales equal in magnitude?
> >-40. Duh. If you've graduated high school and don't know that, you're
> >another example of the failure of American education.
> I don't carry this fact around with me. My American education was quite
> successful. I'm of the mind that facts are for reference books. My brain
> has better things to do than memorize things like that.
> jim grey
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