Black is a color
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When I say that black is not a color, first we must understand exactly what a color is.
Color is the visual perceptual property in humans.
The colors we see are based on a visible spectrum of light. The different colors we see are based on how much light is reflected back to the visual receptors in our eyes. This comes into play when we are deciding on whether or not black is a true color. Here's the deal- White reflects light and is the presence of all colors. Black- Absorbs all color and is the absence of all color.
Here's the question you have to answer...Would you consider something completely absent of color to be considered a true color? Is a PB&J - PB still a PB&J?
1) Black has different shades therefore it is a color.
Here's the problem with this argument. There is only one TRUE shade of Black. The true "shade" of black is one in which absolutely no light or color is reflected back to the eye. This is why black holes appear black. It's because they are so strong that absolutely no light is able to escape them. They appear BLACK because there is NO COLOR being reflected back to the eye.
2) Two colors/Multiple colors can be mixed to create black.
This argument is somewhat similar to the first. When you mix colors to the point where they appear very dark and can be considered black, it's not truly black. You can mix colors all you want but you will not be able to achieve true black. It's a very dark grey or charcoal.
True black is the absolute lack of light/color. For something to be TRULY black it must have no color or light.
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Vote Placed by RoyLatham 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: There are multiple definitions of "color" including what is perceived, the property of the surface, and spectrum of an emitting light source. Pro correctly cited one of the definitions, the color of a surface. Con did not show Pro's definition was wrong, but referenced a different definition. The sense used for "black paint" -- the color of a surface -- is the most common definition, and Pro correctly cited it.
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