Child of Science: a modern upbringing?
door Floris Boudens Figure 1: A cartoon commenting on the average English person’s shaky understanding of the metric system (World History Archive, 1888). “It speaks for itself, that uniform measurements and weights, for every country, wherein such [metrication] takes place, have essential uses and advantages, indeed, may be considered a blessing.”1 — J.H. van Swinden, 1802. Today we take the metric system for granted. We easily forget that the development of the internationa