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# The duodecimal system should be used in society rather than decimal.

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: Select Winner Started: 3/13/2017 Category: Education Updated: 10 months ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 467 times Debate No: 100876
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Posted by whiteflame 10 months ago
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7 points to Con. Reasons for voting decision: Con's arguments about transitioning from current decimal systems (keyboards, SI) and about the relative prevalence of certain decimal-favorable fractions show both that the transition would be hard -- perhaps impossible -- and that the benefits would be negligible or negative.

[*Reason for removal*] The voter is required to specifically assess arguments made by both debaters. Assessing only Con"s arguments is not sufficient.
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Posted by Sensorfire 10 months ago
That's only because of learned bias towards the decimal system. That would be irrelevant to someone growing up using duodecimal.
Posted by SteveHeist 10 months ago
I was accounting for finding the immediate value of the next place over. In one's head, ten is easier to multiply than twelve, so it's easier to find a set of values. 1, 12, 144, 1728, so on and so forth is harder to do in one's head.
Posted by Sensorfire 10 months ago
Right. One gross. 1-0-0. The one represents one gross, the first zero represents no additional dozens, and the second zero represents no additional units. In dozenal, 10 (one dozen) * 10 (one dozen) = 100 (one gross). 10 (one dozen) * 8 (eight units) = 80 (eight dozen). Exactly as easy as multiplying tens in decimal.
Posted by SteveHeist 10 months ago
Not quite, Sensor - the numeral itself would be 100, yes, but the value the "1" represents is not 100 of something, but rather 144 of something, so it sits in the "hundred-fourty-fourths" place, or 12^2.
Posted by Sensorfire 10 months ago
The debate is over, so this doesn't count for anything, And I don't expect voters to take this into account. But con said, "Ten is an easier number to multiply exponentially than twelve, as such is easier to do by hand." Not in base twelve, in which 12 would be 10 and 24 would be 20 and 144 would be 100.
Posted by SteveHeist 10 months ago
Yes, I am aware of a few linguistic fubars in my statements:

Firstly, in Argument 2, I list ".66" as a rough third, when proper rounding would be ".67".

Secondly, ignore "In fact," on Argument 3, or replace with "In theory,", if need be. Bad wording on my part.
Posted by SteveHeist 10 months ago
Oh, sorry - I guess I hijacked it without looking at comments :P. Just figured it was something I could debate without drowning from the get-go, and no one else had taken the mantle.
Posted by Capitalistslave 10 months ago
Damn, I got back to this debate way too late. I wish there was a notification on the site for when someone else comments on a debate you've commented on. Email just doesn't do it well enough for me. I'm more likely to check notifications on here than notifications from my email.

Oh well, you got to debate the original intent of this debate, which was for someone to defend the decimal system. Maybe that's for the best.
Posted by Fourth_Right 10 months ago
I would have accepted that debate, but I would have been arguing in bad faith since I'm on your side.

Cheers though, I'm looking forward to wherever this goes.
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