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AtheistPerson
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The Contender
Burncastle
Con (against)
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17 Points

Everyone sees the same colors. For example, my red is your red, and my green is your green.

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Burncastle
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/7/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 664 times Debate No: 64747
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AtheistPerson

Pro

Everyone seeing different colors would make no sense. If your argument is something along the lines of, "everyone's favorite color is the same exact color, even though they may call it blue, red, green, etc," you are perhaps wrong. People's favorite color changes all the time, therefore leading it so that not everyone's favorite color is the same. Although people most likely do see slight changes in colors, nothing is completely opposite or very different. For example, take the color wheel (whatever it's called). The wheel goes in colors that are like each other. Yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, green, and back to yellow. We say that yellow and orange are like one another, correct? Now if your yellow was my red, and your green was my blue, why would I say that they colors, red and blue are next to each other in the wheel? Because they are not!
Burncastle

Con

Before I start, a couple of things:

- My opponent has the burden of proof
- The topic stands as written in the title

Now, since the first round is usually considered an acceptance round but my opponent did not specify it, I'll play safe and give a quick objection to my opponent's point:

If the colors I see are the negatives of someone else's colors, then we would both agree on the validity of the wheel of colors, but we would not actually be seeing the same colors. This issue also bypasses colorblind testing since I have no problem DISTINGUISHING various colors, I simply do not see them the same way they do.

Negative colors:

Orange - Blue
Red - Green
Yellow - Purple
Debate Round No. 1
AtheistPerson

Pro

AtheistPerson forfeited this round.
Burncastle

Con

Somehow I knew this would happen.
Debate Round No. 2
AtheistPerson

Pro

AtheistPerson forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
AtheistPerson

Pro

AtheistPerson forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
AtheistPerson

Pro

AtheistPerson forfeited this round.
Burncastle

Con

Vote Con!
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Liberals 2 years ago
Liberals
There is no way to tell if everyone sees the same colors because everyone is taught that whatever shade of color they are seeing has a common name despite how they see the color, so therefore both of you are wrong. Do you guys get what I'm saying?
Posted by AtheistPerson 2 years ago
AtheistPerson
I completely forgot my email during that time. I am sorry/
Posted by BLAHthedebator 2 years ago
BLAHthedebator
Theunknown

Either that or they are trolls.
Posted by Burncastle 2 years ago
Burncastle
Interesting, I never noticed that. I'll keep an eye out in the future lol
Posted by Theunkown 2 years ago
Theunkown
Burn castle, people with purple circles in their profile pics tend to forfeit A LOT. Your prediction was not unreasonable
Posted by AtheistPerson 2 years ago
AtheistPerson
Theunknown, Japanese people consider green and blue to be the same color because they are always squinting XD
Posted by Theunkown 2 years ago
Theunkown
How in the world is green and blue the same colour?
That is like saying red and yellow are the same colour.
Posted by Atmas 2 years ago
Atmas
In Japan, green and blue are often considered the same color. Color is the various wavelengths of light and your brain, as a baby, translates these wavelengths into the colors that we see. A newborn is color blind, crazy huh? Anyway, some people's brains can associate a specific wavelength with a different color, probably due to a genetic change, defect, or whatever, and causes them to see certain colors to be switched or blended. Some people can only see certain colors and can't see others, some people remain color blind (imagine trying to tell them what red looks like). So, with respect to those small number of people who don't actually see colors the way everyone else does, you're are mostly correct. Color is just a representation of the wavelengths of light, so color attribution is essentially objective and universal, but because color is the result of the brain translating light waves, it has a slight tinge of subjectivity to it.
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture