[ RadSafe ] SI Purists

Larry Addis ajess at clemson.edu
Tue Mar 29 12:26:26 CDT 2011

I've done 95% of the cooking for my family for 30 years now.

Here as well as in Europe and elsewhere, an American/English pinch = a
Systems International pinch and "season to taste" is the same everywhere. I
don't measure as much as I probably should in my cooking, but it sure is
good.  ;=)

Larry Addis

To those who say "we just can't do it", I reiterate my 2 liter argument - of
course you can learn to think in different units, it just takes a short
time. One of the harder ones is F to C; being married to a Brasilian lady
now, it took a few weeks, but I was thinking pretty easily in degrees C with
just a little practice and relating to actual outdoor temperatures. Then we
have to communicate with more than workers directly in our facilities, we
are part of a worldwide scientific community, who now has to stop and think
when we talk in antediluvian units and they are used to thinking in Bq now.
It's so much easier, everything starts with 1 (J/kg, dis/sec, etc.), then
add prefixes. Since I started cooking how I wish I had recipes and measuring
devices in SI, I have to remember so many multipliers to cut or add to
recipes. "cups in a pint...carry the three....multiply by 16...oh, I burned
the garlic bread again..."


Michael G. Stabin, PhD, CHP
Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Vanderbilt University
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