The color we shouldn't be able to see


"Absent from the visible spectrum and neither a wave nor a particle, the color pink is, for many, a scientific enigma: how can a shade that doesn’t even appear in the rainbow exist? The answer lies in color theory...."

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Quote:In defense of the color, Scientific American’s Michael Moyer delved into optical science and noted that, given the complicated process of photons and neurons interacting with our cones and brains, all colors could be considered a trick of the mind. He finished with: “Pink is real – or it is not – but it is just as real or not-real as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

It's fascinating how we populate our conception of a "world that is mindless" with the same furniture that has this capacity to "show" itself in consciousness and intellect. Especially since those qualitative, spatial, temporal, and arguably even descriptive (understanding / classification) properties conflict with another belief that everything disappears after death or a cessation of awareness and thought. Which is to say, that in its normal mind-less state matter lacks such experiential / empirical and intellectual evidence for itself.

In essence, we seem to be treating cognitive and knowledge attributes as ontological attributes, or their phenomenal presentation of themselves in our experiences as the mind-independent be-ing of the cosmos or whatever that supposed archetypal existence is supposed to be (because we've got nothing else available). Due to that perverse box we dwell in, everything taken to be non-abstract or tangible exists as an outer appearance, measurement, form of detection, etc. (Actually it's relational inter-dependence of a thing upon other things -- that external style of "being-hood" for an object falls out of that.) There is no "inner" dimension to the existence of things as represented in consciousness -- a thing existing in itself, minus the aforementioned relational inter-dependence. Since if taking apart a compound object one simply encounters more of the same with regard to its parts: Components that are likewise restricted to an outer or public appearance, measurement, form of detection, etc.

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