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Well I have a few of my own theories about colors. For instance, if you look closely at photos of the Apollo Moon Landing, you can see various colors in the pictures, therefore proving that man has in fact never been on the moon. Everybody knows the moon is made of cheese – not colors.

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August 7th, 2010 at 7:45 am lowman says:

I suppose you are right, I meant the first sentence to be how we are hardwired to see color and the rest is really how we actually understand and feel the color.

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August 4th, 2010 at 5:41 pm Droogs says:

Ms. Montana, I don't particularly believe that we can separate our definition of anything we perceive from the perception of that thing itself...like you said, red is only red because our brains have defined a certain wavelength of light as red. If evolution/my LSD binges/whatever has caused me to perceive the wavelengths of light you would see separately as red and orange both as red (where you see orange, I see red), the wavelength of light you would see as orange is perceived as different colors by the two of us; so, wavelength alone is not a thorough enough definition.

lowman, doesn't your first sentence contradict the rest of your paragraph?

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August 4th, 2010 at 10:00 am lowman says:

The way I see things, color is truly just a way for the brain to process the different wave lengths of light that our eye can see. Color is abstract in the sense that it cannot be explained. There is no true way to describe what a color is beyond other abstract concepts such as feelings. If you do not believe try to explain to a blind man what the color brown looks like.

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August 4th, 2010 at 4:30 am HannahMontana143 says:

okay so maybe all humans experience red the same way, BUT i think we can all agree that an alien with different rods/cones/synapses whatever, could and would have a different quale for red, since they are interpreting the data they recieve differently. and since "red" is an adjective that groups all things of that color, both us and said alien would still both be able to correctly identify a rose as "red" even if the alien's experience of red is more akin to our experience of green. so i think "redness" corresponds merely to the wavelength of light, not the wavelength and the biological interpretation of that input.

tl;dr red is just the wavelength range, not the whole system of it being processed.

i think.

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August 4th, 2010 at 3:24 am Droogs says:

I thought we were at first, but I think it's not so much about perceiving things subjectively as it is about perceiving things in general. I'm really not sure anymore.

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August 4th, 2010 at 3:06 am HannahMontana143 says:

Y'ALL TALKIN' ABOUT QUALIA UP IN HERE?

incidentally, quale and qualia are great scrabble words.

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August 4th, 2010 at 1:37 am Jeihot says:

Whys, Cynnicysm and Droogs... I will read your posts. Really. Someday.

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August 4th, 2010 at 1:35 am The Oracle says:

Too easy.

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August 4th, 2010 at 12:21 am Game Overlord says:

Incredibly easy, no challenge, but I was quite entertained for a while.

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August 3rd, 2010 at 11:56 pm jostein says:

Anyways. It's a good good game. At least if you're not color blind though...

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August 3rd, 2010 at 11:01 pm Droogs says:

Cynnicysm beat me to this, but I started typing this a while ago and got distracted.

Whys, I would argue that a certain wavelength of light, when perceived by the eye and sent to the brain, is indeed color. Your argument is founded on stating that something abstract (the idea of color) is not a variety of concrete things (EM wave, synaptic signal, etc). Color (red, for example) is not abstract; it is a wavelength of light which, upon perception and processing, is consistently 'seen' as the color we think of as red.

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August 3rd, 2010 at 9:51 pm KingZ3R0 says:

fun. Not too hard. Kinda short. Overall, good game.

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August 3rd, 2010 at 9:48 pm madman22 says:

I hate level 22.

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August 3rd, 2010 at 9:26 pm cynnicysm says:

you see red when all the other wavelengths of light are absorbed by a particular object, thus only the wavelengths of light associated with "red" are reflected. and of course you don't see rulers as red, that is still an object. color is the way your brain interprets the light that is reflected off an object. and i wouldn't say the brain "merely differentiates between one thing and another" that oversimplifies things to a ridiculous degree.

here...read this, it might help: http://www.hhmi.org/senses/b120.html

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August 3rd, 2010 at 7:53 pm KindredDragon says:

Eh, nice little game. Interesting for a short time. A good boredom killer for about an hour or so. Basic and pretty easy.

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August 3rd, 2010 at 7:32 pm Whys says:

What makes red, red? Yes, the light waves have a certain wavelength, but a wavelength is a measurement of distance, not an experience of color. For example, I don't see rulers as red and meter sticks as blue. Yes, light waves light up the optic nerve, but nerves are conduits of electromagnetic pulses with chemicals jumping between synaptic gaps. An electromagnetic pulse isn't color. Chemicals jumping a gap isn't color. The brain merely differentiates between one thing and another. What is red? It isn't blue. But difference does not make color, color makes difference. So to recap, we have wavelengths and our brain can recognize differences in length. So where does the red come from? We can give it a name, but names don't have color either.

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August 3rd, 2010 at 6:45 pm CouchDestroyer says:

Well that wasn't to hard until the last two those were really the only hard ones but it was decent all around and a good challenge but man that last level really was just a kick in the nads i mean really but yeah i had fun

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August 3rd, 2010 at 4:42 pm raynman says:

I liked it, it wasn't too challenging though...

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August 3rd, 2010 at 3:29 pm dabubba says:

i beat this game just for the heck of it
and it got borin after a while.

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August 3rd, 2010 at 11:53 am Mudl says:

Funny, a little bit difficult and very colourful.

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