And the "second" is an SI unit
I never said it wasn't, and I never mentioned SI units, you brought that up.
The point about time is that a day, a measurement based on the Earth's rate of rotation, has been split into 24 parts, a nice number divisble by 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12, each hour has been split into a similarly nice number of parts called minutes which in turn is split into seconds.
A metric version of time would presumably have 10 or 100 hours per day, 10 or 100 minutes per hour and so on. 10 is not a good number for dividing and has been chosen because of the number of digits this branch of the Great Apes have on their hands.
that doesn't mean those folks are any more intelligent or sophisticated
I'd agree with you on the intelligent part, but I think it does show a greater degree of sophistication. Sophistication means not being naive about how the world actually works. Understanding evolution therefore makes you more sophisticated.
Why shouldn't prisoners be allowed to vote? Unless a person's citizenship is stripped, they should always retain the right to vote.
To be clear, I'm aware that the US has the same laws, but I've always felt them antithetical to a free and democratic society.
This is especially true in a world where no citizen can be aware of all of the laws and in many cases the laws actually conflict.
Well our elected parliament has decide they shouldn't.
Seems to me that elected representatives should make the law not judges.
Prisoners voting in the UK also poses specific problems as we vote in relatively small constituencies and some of our prisons are very large. You might end up giving prisoners a disproportionate amount of influence if they were in a swing seat.
We also send far fewer people to prison than the USA so the ones that are in there are almost certainly toerags.
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