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Old 12-16-2019, 10:10 PM   #16
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It's a testable theory, tw--they went to modern-day tribes, who are just as evolved but speak different languages, and performed a lengthy series of visual color tests. In the book I mentioned,
Some Amazon tribe only had words for zero, one, and many. They could observe two, three, or four. But did not have a word for it.

Could they see blue (as in sky) but not have a word for it? That would be completely different from not seeing blue.
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Old 12-16-2019, 11:43 PM   #17
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Hard to believe they would see something as common as a blue sky and not have a word for it.
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Old 12-17-2019, 08:26 AM   #18
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Could they see blue (as in sky) but not have a word for it? That would be completely different from not seeing blue.
Yes, this was the conclusion of the book. When initially asked, people with no word for blue said the sky had no color. But when asked to compare it to a red swatch and a blue swatch, they said the sky matched closer to the blue one--it had just never occurred to them before. It's a question of "see" vs. "notice," and the power that not noticing something has on our brain, which is evolved to prune information that we don't deem to be relevant.
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Old 12-17-2019, 11:21 AM   #19
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Probably similar to the concept of zero. People knew when they had no goats before zero was invented; they just thought that counting only applied when you actually had some.
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Old 12-17-2019, 06:26 PM   #20
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Probably similar to the concept of zero.
In some countries, they say "Joe. You numba one." Is that because they don't have a word for zero?
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Old 12-20-2019, 01:36 PM   #21
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because you never blue it?
You can blow your nose, and you can blow your boss, but you can't blow your boss's nose.


So I've been told.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:21 PM   #22
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:50 PM   #23
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Foul, Red Card.
Using a word to one ever heard or knows how to pronounce makes piss poor poetry.
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Old 12-28-2019, 01:00 PM   #24
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Really interesting article about why tennis balls are bright yellowish green, or bright greenish yellow.

Turns out it was Sir David Attenborough's idea! I did not know that.
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Old 12-28-2019, 01:00 PM   #25
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So, green or yellow? sorry/not sorry to hurt your eyes today

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Old 12-28-2019, 01:38 PM   #26
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Old 12-28-2019, 02:40 PM   #27
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https://www.xrite.com/hue-test


I don't have names for any of these colors but I scored 100%
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Old 12-28-2019, 03:15 PM   #29
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About your score: A lower score is better, with ZERO being a perfect score.

Did you know that 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency?
Ha we beat the girls again. grunt grunt grunt Zero being a perfect score, our 12 beats their 255 by a mile.
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Old 12-28-2019, 04:06 PM   #30
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I have a puzzle app on my phone called "I Love Hue" which is the same idea but with larger grids and increasing levels of difficulty (more shades between the locked-in hues)... it's very soothing to play.
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