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For light, black is not a color

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Started: 12/30/2013 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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PhilosophicalPerson

Pro

Rules

1. Con must argue in favor of the resolution that for light, black is indeed, a color.

2. First round is for acceptance only.

3. No trolling.

Failure to follow these rules will result in a 7-point forfeiture.
hannibal

Con

As we all know, black is a colour because we have learned that black is a colour since pre school. for light, black is a colour to me. but when it is darkness, black is no colour, it is just mere darkness, okay straight to the point, has anybody known about calculating the physical properties of black? No! Physicists are trying to calculate darkness but not black, if black is not a colour, what is it? Side proposition should state what is black for the next round. If side proposition fails to prove what is black then automatically, side opposition wins.
Debate Round No. 1
PhilosophicalPerson

Pro

First round was for acceptance only. Due to the failure of following that rule, you have forfeited 7 points.

Definition

Color

"1. That aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of the light reflected or emitted by them, definable in terms of the observer or of the light, as:
a. The appearance of objects or light sources described in terms of the individual's perception of them, involving hue, lightness, and saturation for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources.
b. The characteristics of light by which the individual is made aware of objects or light sources through the receptors of the eye, described in terms of dominant wavelength, luminance, and purity."[1]

Presentation

The electromagnetic spectrum (Below) is the range of wavelengths and frequencies over electromagnetic radiation. The wavelength is the distance between two crests. Depending on one's wavelength, it is coloured.



For instance:

One with a wavelength between 492 and 577 nanometers is green. A plant's clorophyll molecules reflect that, whilst absorbing others.



However, black isn't there. It is simply the absorption of all electromagnetic spectrum colors, thus not making itself a color.

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Here is the following reason why it matters:
  • The Sunlight (White, in particular) is composed into all colors that emit light, at the very least. It transmits electromagnetic radiations with various wavelengths over to earth. Each rain droplet reflects one, emanating from the Sun, causing a Rainbow to appear.

Black is not part of the Rainbow.

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Conclusion

I conclude that by definition (For light), black is not a color itself.

Source

[1] http://www.thefreedictionary.com...;(#1)

hannibal

Con

hannibal forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
PhilosophicalPerson

Pro

Unfortunately, Con forfeited R2.

Rebuttals

"As we all know, black is a colour because we have learned that black is a colour since pre school."

Pre-school is no longer that reliable when it comes to these subjects.

"for light, black is a colour to me."

This has already been disproven in R2.

"if black is not a colour, what is it?"

The absence of the presences of the electromagnetic spectrum colors.
hannibal

Con

hannibal forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
hannibal

Con

hannibal forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
PhilosophicalPerson

Pro

PhilosophicalPerson forfeited this round.
hannibal

Con

hannibal forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by ImSomebody 3 years ago
ImSomebody
Actually, the rain droplets REFRACT one. If it reflected one, the droplet would simply turn into a certain color.
Posted by PhilosophicalPerson 3 years ago
PhilosophicalPerson
hannibal, I will respond to your arguments in R3.
Posted by The_Art_Of_Logic 3 years ago
The_Art_Of_Logic
First round was acceptance so con already lost.....way to go dumbo. And your argument makes no sense.
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