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Can we see light?

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Started: 3/14/2017 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Seeing is the conseptualizing of images and this occurs in the optic centre in the back of the brain. We see objects which emit, reflect, absorb or reflect light because our eyes detect light. Some animals like bats, dolphins and even some blind people can see using sound waves. We do not see light itself. We see images created by our minds, due to our rods and cones detecting light and converting this action into electrochemical signals.


Yes but these images are created by the detection of light rays that are bounced off of objects and into our eyes.If you were unable to see light you wouldn't see objects or the color of those objects.Our brain takes these light rays and concentrates them to form images so we can make sense of the world around us,but we still have to see the light for our brains to process this image.
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You are confusing detect light with seeing light. This is a common misconception amongst people who do not understand the physiology of sight. Most people believe that we see an object in front of us when light illuminates it. This is wrong. Sight works more like a television with our eyes acting as antenna receiving radio waves. When you look at a tree on your TV screen you know it's not a real tree, just an image created on the screen. Well that is exactly how our brains work. But our brain creates a 3 dimensional visual representation of our surroundings. This is the only perception of reality we currently and ever will see. And yes, this all happens in the optic centre at the back of the brain, where no light ever reaches.

The information light carries is translated into the objects we see. It's impossible for our brains to create an image of light, because light does not emit or reflect light. Colours only exist in the mind, so colour is not a property of light. Light has no visible shape or size. We don't even know if it's a wave or a particle, or both, because we can't see it. We can only detect its effects.
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Posted by Furyan5 3 years ago
Wrong spec.

You have a lot to learn.
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
you see things with your eyes not the backside of your head lol
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
light is seeing
Posted by Iacov 3 years ago
To win this debate this is all you need.
perceive with the eyes; discern visually.
"in the distance she could see the blue sea"
synonyms:discern, spot, notice, catch sight of, glimpse, catch/get a glimpse of, make out, pick out, spy, distinguish, detect, perceive, note; More
discern or deduce mentally after reflection or from information; understand.
"I can't see any other way to treat it"
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