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Originally posted by extmai
Ok, to complicate things a bit, what about dark matter? Dark matter is black, but when light shines on it, it becomes transparant, not white.
For Goethe, light is "the simplest most undivided most homogenous being that we know. Confronting it is the darkness" (Letter to Jacobi). Unlike his contemporaries, Goethe didn't see darkness as an absence of light, but rather as polar to and interacting with light; colour resulted from this interaction of light and shadow.
Modern natural science sees darkness as a complete nothingness. According to this view, the light which streams into a dark space has no resistance from the darkness to overcome. Goethe pictures to himself that light and darkness relate to each other like the north and south pole of a magnet. The darkness can weaken the light in its working power. Conversely, the light can limit the energy of the darkness. In both cases color arises.
Originally posted by juveous
reply to post by doobydoll
Black and white are two opposite extremes of a spectrum.
Spectrums are pretty much everywhere.
Originally posted by doobydoll
i have two colours, black and white.
if i take the black colour, and begin to lighten it by mixing in lots of white, eventually if i mix in enough white i will lighten the colour black, to white.
So the lightest shade of the colour black is white?
And vice-versa. I add enough of the black colour to the white, it will eventually be 'darkened' to black.
The darkest shade of white is black?