[ExI] Eternity: Our Next Billion Years, by Michael Hanlon

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Mon May 25 08:16:59 UTC 2009

On May 23, 2009, at 8:33 PM, Max More wrote:

>> The correct answer is a million millions are in a trillion. But 79  
>> percent of Americans got that wrong. And almost everyone got it  
>> wrong downward.
> BillK, you are being insufficiently culturally sensitive to us Brits  
> and ex-Brits. :-) A British billion is a million million U.S., and a  
> British trillion is a U.S. quintillion.

So what is a thousand million then?  What a primitive species that  
can't even agree on terms for numbers!

- samantha

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