This is because Fahrenheit is based on a brine scale and the human body. The scale is basically how cold does it have to be to freeze saltwater (zero Fahrenheit) to what temperature is the human body (100-ish Fahrenheit, although now we know that’s not exactly accurate). Fahrenheit was designed around humans.
Celsius and Kelvin are designed around the natural world.
Celsius is a scale based on water. Zero is when water freezes, 100 is when water boils.
Kelvin uses the same scale as Celsius (one degree, as a unit, is the same between the two), but defines zero as absolute zero, which is basically the temperature at which atoms literally stop doing that spinning thing. Nothing can exist below zero Kelvin. It’s the bottom of the scale.
Fahrenheit: what temperatures affect humans
Celsius: what temperatures affect water
Kelvin: what temperatures affect atoms
Why didn’t my science teachers ever see fit to toss off this little fact?
adamabinladen asked: I will always love your blog and I respect all of your opinions but as a white dude it is getting harder and harder to read your posts. “How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it!” - Morgan Freeman
You finally did it.
You finally used the right quote from a black figure to make me change my mind and ways..
Wow, Morgan Freeman, a man who like Jay-Z, has lost touch with what it’s like to be a disenfranchised poc in a racist society now that they got money on their side to help them avoid racism sometimes and move up socioeconomic structures that specifically limit poor poc. What a perfect person to pick a quote from for your white pacifist idealism. Look, and this goes out to every single white person following my blog, you don’t have to be here, I created this space to talk about what I wanna talk about, for me and those who relate. If you can’t relate and can’t deal with it, go, leave, clicking the unfollow button is as easy as it was clicking the follow button.
And for the record; not talking about something doesn’t make it go away. It intensifies the problem.