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Is black a color?

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Started: 12/19/2013 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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IntellectualThinker

Con

I will argue in favor of the resolution that black is indeed not a color.

However, for pigments, black is indeed a color. And in that case, white is not.

How black is not a color

Obrázek

The electromagnetic spectrum (Above) is the range of wavelengths and frequencies over electromagnetic radiation. Wavelengths are distances between two crests. And depending on that, there is a color for the electromagnetic radiation.

It is measured in nanometers.

For instance, an electromagnetic radiation that has a wavelength between 492 nanometers to 577 nanometers is green. A plant's clorophyll molecules reflect that, while absorbing other ones.

However, black objects don't reflect any. It simply absorbs them. How? Because the electromagnetic spectrum does not consist of black.

Conclusion

I have come to the conclusion that black is merely the absence of the presences of the electromagnetic spectrum colors.
Arosi2123

Pro

i know for sure that black is just an absence, and i didnt have to do many upon many hours of research, but it is still the only thing i have left in this world to have be my favorite, so i stick my claim that black is a color, and that it i my favorite.
Debate Round No. 1
IntellectualThinker

Con

Rebuttals:

"i know for sure that black is just an absence"

If black is merely the absence of the presences of the electromagnetic spectrum, how would black itself be a color then?
Arosi2123

Pro

because it is my personal view, and i know the science of the "absence" black
Debate Round No. 2
IntellectualThinker

Con

Rebuttals:

"because it is my personal view"

Well, your "personal view", with no means or intent to "rattle your cage" (Just like my friend antagonized a bear by throwing a stick at it), is flawed.
Arosi2123

Pro

Arosi2123 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
IntellectualThinker

Con

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Arosi2123

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
IntellectualThinker

Con

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Arosi2123

Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by PerversePsychology 2 years ago
PerversePsychology
"Each rain droplet reflects one, causing a Rainbow to appear."

If EACH rain droplet reflected one, all would simply turn white, which can't happen, as a rain droplet as a fat and thin edge, in which it behaves like a prism, in which a prism disperses white light into its many component colors (Because it has a thin and fat edge), which also causes it to refract them at different angles, thus causing a Rainbow to appear.
Posted by IntellectualThinker 2 years ago
IntellectualThinker
Alright, Physician.

Sunlight (White, in particular) is composed into all of the colors of a rainbow. While the electromagnetic radiation is transmitted through, depending on its wavelength (The distance between two crests), there is a color for it.

For instance, wavelengths between 492 to 577 nanometers are green. A plant's clorophyll molecules reflect those, while absorbing other ones.

Each rain droplet reflects one, causing a Rainbow to appear.
Posted by Physician 2 years ago
Physician
How do rainbows appear during rain? :)
Posted by urapai 2 years ago
urapai
I find it annoying how you constantly restart this debate and use the same argument each time.
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Vote Placed by NightofTheLivingCats 2 years ago
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