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IntellectualThinker
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TheBradman
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Is black a color?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/20/2013 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

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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.
TheBradman

Pro

What is the colour of Batman's Cowl?
Debate Round No. 1
IntellectualThinker

Con

Rebuttals:

"What is the colour of Batman's Cowl?"

None. All electromagnetic spectrum colors' presences are absent.

Like said, depending on an electromagnetic radiation's wavelength, it becomes colored. However, it can not become black. Therefore, a black object's molecules simply absorb, rather than reflecting one.
TheBradman

Pro

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IntellectualThinker

Con

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TheBradman

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Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by KoreanDebater 2 years ago
KoreanDebater
okay I know i'm not supposed to post arguments on comments. BUT, black is technically a color. It is an achromatic color, which means that it cannot be measured in terms of, ironically 'color', and saturation, but it is a 'color' that has only brightness.
Posted by KonigWolf 2 years ago
KonigWolf
In terms of pigments, yes, pure black is the agglomeration of all of the colors and white therefore is the lack of such pigment. However, in terms of light (which is what IntellectualThinker is arguing), black is indeed the absence of light. You "see" pure black because all light is being absorbed by the object you are looking at, where as white is the reflection of all light
Posted by DudeStop 2 years ago
DudeStop
No, black is not the absence of color. Black is all colors combined together. White is the absence of color.
Posted by urapai 2 years ago
urapai
You probably just copy pasted that. You do the same debate every time and use the exact same argument to start off with. I bet you couldn't win a debate besides this one.
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Reasons for voting decision: What is the point of voting? Black is obviously not a color. Points to Con for Pro's concession.