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Re: OT: blue blood Re: Letf / Right, was Re: Count and mass nouns:Re:Red

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Monday, January 26, 2004, 15:46
--- Tristan McLeay <zsau@...> wrote:

> Mm... It seems to me (the moreso after reading > that) that saying that > blood under (fair) skin isn't blue, even after > reading that, is like > saying the sky isn't blue.
I guess it all has to do with what wavelengths of light are reflected and how. I mean, the sky doesn't look blue at sunset - it's red. But when the Sun's high, we see blue.
> After all, if it > *looks* blue, why doesn't that > make it blue?
Cos it's red! I don't understand the physics; all I know is when you poke around in there, the blood is most definitely some kind of red.
> Why shouldn't colors just be ways > of discussing what something looks like?
Probably cos theyt can be shifty buggers, as evidenced by this phenomenon.
> Maybe an unresolvable issue of semantics...
Yeah. One o them things! Padraic. ===== blaženi ništii duxom&#1100; &#283;ko t&#283;x&#1098; est&#1098; c&#283;sar&#1100;stvo nebes&#1100;skoe! -- Mt.5:3 -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .