posted on Dec, 10 2008 @ 11:54 PM
What I've often wondered is, do people percieve the world around them the same as I do? There is no way to know this, but I still wonder if what I
see as red is what other people see as red, because there is no other way to describe red beyond red. Sure there are tints and hues of it, but when
you think about it, there is nothing more simple in terms of information processing than a color.
Maybe this explains why people have different senses of what looks good, because they see the colors in a different way than everyone else.
I find it fascinating that such a simple thing that we deal with everyday like color perception can never be confirmed. Its an unknowable truth.
An obvious example of what I'm talking about is color blindness. If someone is colorblind to green and to them it looks purple, they'll never really
know what green looks like because there is no way to describe it beyond "green".
Does anyone get what I'm trying to say? I always find it hard to express these abstract concepts.
As to how this pertains to this topic, I thought it might be productive if the argument was given a more relatable and physical example.
[edit on 12/10/2008 by TheMayMelancholies]