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!
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