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Are you colour blind?   [Edit]

Survey period: 24 Nov 2008 to 1 Dec 2008

Suggested by Joel, who feels there's a connection between IT and colour blindness. Do we buck the average 8% prevalence rate?

OptionVotes% 
Yes14010.11
No1,24589.89



 
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GeneralAn interesting article on colour Pin
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W Balboos, GHB25-Nov-08 8:21
mveW Balboos, GHB25-Nov-08 8:21 
Jeremy Falcon wrote:
you're comparing apples to oranges


No - I'm trying to stay on topic (a little) - which is color-blindness.

However, going back to the much more enjoyable off-topic nature. If you refer back to the EM Spectrum, than there's an effectively infinite number of colors. Or, more correctly, the number of colors depends upon how good your cutting tool is when you try to seperate them.

A really really good diffraction grating (no one uses prisms anymore). may allow you to resolve the electronic discrete transitions (and then you discover all the black spaces bettween the every changing colors of the rainbow). And an oscillating emf around the source and they fatten up and merge. In this view, however, the number of colors is only limited by the diversity of electronic transitions that occur that fall into the visible spectrum AND then convolute that with the electromagnetic fluctuation (if any) in the environment (we're staying atomic - so rotations and vibrations are mercifully ignored).

In a way, our disagreement is philosophical. I am taking the perceptual perspective - where we actually have 'color'** - and you're taking the more physical perspective wherein each resolved wavelength is a discrete color.

(Please excuse my technocretia* - In real life I used to do laser photochemistry when lasers had to be built from parts and not ordered on-line.).


*technical excretion
** Consider how the 'color wheel' concept has no place in spectroscopy

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