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Old 05-07-2021, 11:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Abandon it for a system based on a misapprehension of the distance from the Equator to the North Pole? Let's not be hasty:

In 1970, Michell founded the Anti-Metrification Board to oppose the adoption of the metric system of measurement in the United Kingdom. Believing that the established imperial system of measurement had both ancient and sacred origins, through the Board he brought out a newsletter, Just Measure.[50] In 1972 he published the first of his "Radical Traditionalist Papers", A Defence of Sacred Measures, in which he laid out his opposition to the metric system.[50] In his third Radical Traditionalist Paper, published in 1973, he argued against population control, critiquing the ideas of Thomas Robert Malthus and arguing that correct use of resources could maintain an ever-growing human population.
He wrote The New View over Atlantis and City of Revelation and hung out with Mick Jagger.

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