Do we see colors the same way?
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This Debate Is weather or not Everyone sees color the same way. I will take the side of Con, arguing that everyone sees different colors with the same name.
This is an Interesting topic that I got from the "philosoraptor" of all places, but I started thinking. The human Eye only recognize the primary colors, and those mixed with black. But Is your red my red, or is your Red my green? This no one can prove, for I never will jump into your brain, and see though your eyes.
From a young age, we probably all have been trained in colors, and because we recognize the name to the face, we all know it as the "same" color by name. I Think of this like the NATO phonetic alphabet, where each letter is known as something different in each language, Internationale, if you read out over radio "Hotel, Illinois" Whoever is on the other end will recognize it as "H, I" or in whatever characters they may use. , So however they see it, they know what it means.
If That was confusing, let me narrow it down to this. You highlight this text, And it becomes Blue. How do you know that the Blue is not what i see as your green, but know as Blue?
So. Is my Blue your Red?
I will leave it at this for now.
And it is quit possible that my red is your blue.
For my opponent's argument regarding shrimp eyes, we know why those shrimp can see different wave lengths. Humans can only see in the visible light spectrum as I mentioned earlier, not UV or X-ray. Interestingly, we still know those exist, and that the visible light spectrum is only one small fragment of the radiation that is emitted from the sun. I, therefore, standby my original argument. Con has still to provide a good enough reason to doubt that we all see the same colors.
With a little help from Google, this is the conclusion I have come to.
Colors are energy, therefore and there for a figure our the imagination. Our eyes can pick their wave lengths up and our minds read them however the heck they wanted. 
Here is a fun thought, and not really much of an argument. Personally, I think the sky is an odd color, its just very random, what if it makes since to someone else, because it is a different color?
The power of Suggestion is a powerful tool which could make you think diffident things about diffident colors. Like Blue being calming, red being angry, and yellow being happy.
Just like with the vocal cord, it could be that differences in size color and race causing different colors being seen.
My opponent in round one said that each color has a different, measurable wave length, however, Numbers are not a good description unless its in quantity. and the only other description for color is attached to emotion, therefore, there is nothing physical about color. therefore, My opponent's argument is based on nothing more then numbers.
Is my 240 your 360?
I fear my opponent underestimates the power of suggestion. If we are told all our that blue is calming we will become calm. If mama makes mac'n'chees when your dog dies, your mind can associate Mac and cheese as "comfort food. The power of suggestion is found all over medical science, when the FDA tests a drug, they always give a control group sugar pills as a placebo, to see if the drug actually works. If I were to inject your Jugular with blue sugar water, and told you it was hydragermaziean, and said that you may start sweating and shivering, your mind can make you sweat and shiver . So why couldn't this work with color? I mean if we are told all our lives that this is red and that is green, we wont know any different. And though we may never know, there is a good chance that that my green may be your red because we all are a little different.
I hear my opponent is chilling out in the sticks, and will not be able to post his last round, so I waited as long as I could to give him more time.
We all are influenced by the world around us. like this song  may be associated with "red" only by the power of suggestion, because of its title- soviet's march. If I were to say, Hey
My blue very well may be your green.
Dmetal forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by Cliff.Stamp 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Spartan could not carry the BoP, but did have an interesting resolution and Pro had a last round forfeit. 2:1 Con.
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