Doctroid <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> Avogadro's number is the number of (for instance) atoms in 12 grams of
> ^{12}C. It is therefore a unitless number, but defined in terms of our
> arbitrary unit of mass, the gram. On the bizarro planet where the unit
> of mass, the delaney, is equal to our gram divided by 6.022E23, one
> might say Avogadro's number is the number of atoms in 12 delaneys of
> ^{12}C, namely, 1. Or one might say Avogadro's number is still
> 6.022E23, but no one knows why because it doesn't relate anything to
> anything. Either way, the significance of the value 6.022E23 is purely
> a human invention; that number is not a fundamental constant of
> mathematics or nature, in the sense that pi, e, and phi are.


What does all this have to do with guacamole?