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Do Colors Look The Same For All Of Us?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

It’s probably one of the most basic philosophical questions of childhood; “What if what I see as red is what you see as green, and we just never know?!”

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:35 PM

Well, differentiating between red and green leads one of us to being colour blind...

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

I know lots of artists and they can discern and mix colors exactly from what I'm told. I'm extremely color blind, which is very frustrating in getting dressed and decorating the house. My husband doesn't mind it at all, because I'm not very enthusiastic about redecorating. I hate asking someone to go shopping with me to make sure I get the right colors and our friends don't make fun of things I pick out any more. :D


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

I'm not sure if all of us see colors as the same.  Like red for instance, we might all see it as red but we could be seeing it as different shades of red.  If your color blind you would see colors way differently as other people.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

Qualia has always been a biatch that reductive materialists like to ignore. They also hate the accounts of people born blind who have experienced vision during NDE's.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

View PostMichelle, on 18 February 2013 - 08:54 PM, said:

I know lots of artists and they can discern and mix colors exactly from what I'm told. I'm extremely color blind, which is very frustrating in getting dressed and decorating the house. My husband doesn't mind it at all, because I'm not very enthusiastic about redecorating. I hate asking someone to go shopping with me to make sure I get the right colors and our friends don't make fun of things I pick out any more. :D

It's worse to go shopping with a completely blind person, Michelle. I did that once with a friend when she visited and I was always afraid that when she went home, her friends would see the clothes and wonder what the hell I was thinking suggesting certain colours or clothes to her. :P I'll go shopping with someone colour blind over someone just blind any day.

Edited by Lady Kasey, 18 February 2013 - 09:03 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Ive always loved this mystery.

my only evidence would be fashion runway shows and based on that Id say no.

Edited by AsteroidX, 18 February 2013 - 09:05 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

View PostLady Kasey, on 18 February 2013 - 09:03 PM, said:

It's worse to go shopping with a completely blind person, Michelle. I did that once with a friend when she visited and I was always afraid that when she went home, her friends would see the clothes and wonder what the hell I was thinking suggesting certain colours or clothes to her. :P I'll go shopping with someone colour blind over someone just blind any day.

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My husband worked with a guy once that was very color blind. They always knew when his wife was mad at him because he would come to work in the most ridiculous clothes. At least when I'm told something goes together I remember. I make marks on the tag sometimes, in case I forget, but everything goes with blue or black jeans.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

hMM maybe


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

View PostMichelle, on 18 February 2013 - 09:23 PM, said:

:w00t:

My husband worked with a guy once that was very color blind. They always knew when his wife was mad at him because he would come to work in the most ridiculous clothes. At least when I'm told something goes together I remember. I make marks on the tag sometimes, in case I forget, but everything goes with blue or black jeans.

Imagine a poor blind guy whose wife are mad at him. Me might come to work in a clown costume. :P

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

People do not all see the same colour,but they see different shades of that colour,and you do not "get" colour blind like catching a virus,you are born with it and its with you for life.I've read recently that scientists are developing spectacles that will enable colour blind people  to see colours properly,but like anything new they are expensive, about £400.00 each ($600.00 est).I always get a friendly arguement when I say an article is green,my Senior Officer (Wife) will say thats Turquoise not green, so I'll see something which I consider "turquoise", and lo its guarenteed to be green.Thats life I guess.I know my blood is green I think,hee hee.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

View PostMichelle, on 18 February 2013 - 08:54 PM, said:

I know lots of artists and they can discern and mix colors exactly from what I'm told. I'm extremely color blind, which is very frustrating in getting dressed and decorating the house. My husband doesn't mind it at all, because I'm not very enthusiastic about redecorating. I hate asking someone to go shopping with me to make sure I get the right colors and our friends don't make fun of things I pick out any more. :D
Ahhh, so you're color blind!  That explains so much.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:35 PM

View PostIamsSon, on 18 February 2013 - 10:21 PM, said:

Ahhh, so you're color blind!  That explains so much.

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My husband still kids me about being color blind and thinking he was white when he is mostly Native American.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:53 PM

Keanu, what do you think, bro?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:01 AM

It often seems to me that my right eye has just a touch more red, and my left a touch more green.

I think everyone looking at Green sees Green, but the vibrancy, richness, and brightness probably vary from person to person.

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