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

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Mon May 25 13:30:55 UTC 2009

2009/5/25 Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com>:
> 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!

In the original British usage, a thousand million is simply a thousand million.

Stathis Papaioannou

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