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kyndy101
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Smithereens
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Do we see the same colors?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/18/2012 Category: Science
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,282 times Debate No: 25682
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kyndy101

Con

I do not believe that we see the same colors. (Plus, I'm writing an essay about this, so any info please supply)
Before anyone starts the arguement that we all have the same eyes, let me say this: we all have the same vocal cords, but do we not all have different voices? Also, what if my red is your blue, but we both call it red because that's how we learned it?
Smithereens

Pro

Resolution: All humans see the same colours through their eyes.
I will advocate this case.

Definitions:
humans, obvious
colours, a phenomenon of light (as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects[1]
same, identical.

My argument this round is that all humans see the same colours:
Colour is the result of different frequencies of the visible spectrum[2]. The lower visible frequencies closer to radio-waves are red, whereas the higher frequency waves are blue and yellow and green along with every other colour is inbetween.[3]
Human's all employ the same method of light detection as every other human being. The eyes. My opponent in his opening states that all human eyes cannot be the same because our voices are different. What rubbish. Our vocal chords are all different sizes and emit different sounds. If any humans eye was different to everyone else's anatomically, they would be blind.

In conclusion, colour is technically a name given to the energy wavelengths reflected by different surfaces. Red is the electromagnetic wavelength we see that is low in frequency and blue is the opposite. White is a combination of red, blue, and yellow, whereas black is the absence of light or the failure to reflect any individual colour.

All humans see these same colours.

[1] http://www.merriam-webster.com...
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org...
[3] http://upload.wikimedia.org...
Debate Round No. 1
kyndy101

Con

kyndy101 forfeited this round.
Smithereens

Pro

extend argument.
Conduct deduction from Con. Please provide rebuttals in round 3.
Debate Round No. 2
kyndy101

Con

kyndy101 forfeited this round.
Smithereens

Pro

fail. Poor show >:(
Extend argument.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Smithereens 4 years ago
Smithereens
a lot of views for an awful debate.
Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
easy con win. Russians see different colors then English speakers.
Posted by MouthWash 4 years ago
MouthWash
Other than linking our brains together, that is.
Posted by MouthWash 4 years ago
MouthWash
I thought of this a few years ago. There really is no way to find out for sure.
Posted by muzebreak 4 years ago
muzebreak
If its only certain colors that we supposedly see differently then this can be worked out with a little experimentation, but if you're saying we see all colors differently then I can't think of any way to reason this out.

It seems to me that its similar to the brain in a vat scenario, IE: our brains could be in a vat while a computer feeds them a simulation of reality, but how can we know?

Or in this case, we could all be seeing different colors but how can we know?

If someone can figure out a way for us to check this, then I'll be interested. Untill then it just seems like pointless thinking to me.
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Vote Placed by ObiWan 4 years ago
ObiWan
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