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Is the color blue Real?

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  1. LinRae

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    Something that someone told me about that I found interesting. The color blue wan not actually part of many ancient cultures, Egypt was the first that it showed up in.
    No one could see the color blue until modern times

    So based on this.... Is the color blue actually real? Or is it something that we made up and only perceive because of belief?
     
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    Aaaaaand my brain is broken. Thank you.
     
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    Blue is most definitely real. Now pink, on the other hand, is an illusion made up by our brains.
     
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    So is yellow.
     
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    I'd have to say it is real, like many unseen colors that animals see, just because we can't directly see it doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't exist.
     
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    @Nyht Myst your response was much more intelligent than mine, and also makes sense. You've fixed my brain. Thank you.
     
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    Indeed, what @Nyht Myst says is true, some snakes see into the infra-red for instance, percieving reds much darker than we can and thus seeing the heat of their prey. Not sure how many animals can see into the UV since so much blocks UV light so easily, like the atmosphere itself, a simple pane of glass while transperent to our visual wave lengths completely blocks UV, presumably if they could however they'd see well past indigo and into higher violet colours.

    Of course the one animal that comes to mind and blows our vision out of the water, no pun intended given its aquatic is this little guy. Mantis shrimp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    So... If blue isn't real, what would my skincolour be then? Ok, even for my dragon brain, this is way to much... I think you just broke my brain
     
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    Wow, that was a fascinating article, thanks for sharing!

    This is actually something I've wondered about in the past, not for the same reasons as in the article (that was all new information for me), but because the colour blue never appears in my dreams or memories. In my dreams and memories objects that would usually be blue (the sky, a particular item of clothing, water, etc.) will appear either black, purple, or green.

    But, despite this, I have to agree with the others about blue actually existing. I don't know why blue only exists for me when I'm looking directly at it, but just because I'm no longer seeing it doesn't mean it ceases to exist.
     
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    That's exactly what i said!
     
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    I know, now Lin has broken two brains
     
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    Except Nyht fixed mine, so it's better now.
     
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    Something to thing about is like you mentioned blue not being present until a certain point and @Jodi saying yellow is an illusion for us, right now most of us can't truely perceive yellow except as a combination of cones working together but there are starting to be more and more people with an extra cone that can truely see yellow like bees. Our eyes may still be evolving very slowly, a new cone showing up in our eyes is ground breaking, and for right now it seems limited to females.
     
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    @Nyht Myst , yellow bees? Like, entirely yellow or like yellow jackets, that are black and yellow stripes? I see the yellow jackets, but have never seen an entirely yellow bee before.
     
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    I need to be a little more careful with how I speak :oops:, but bees also see true yellow and I was meaning 'like bees' in the people with the extra cone can see true yellow just like bees.
     
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    @Nyht Myst ...... :noexpression:
    Lol, at least I know I'm not missing out on seeing an entirely yellow bee.
     
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    *facepalm*

    Have you ever heard of indego? It was a substance used to dye clothing, paint, etc. Mostly now its synthesized, but early on, it had to be made from woad, or indegofora, two plants that can produce a blue pigment. Their earliest uses trace back to as early as 3300BC, during the time of the bronze age Indus Valley Civilization (3300 -1300 BC), also known as the Harappan civilization (which was located in what we know call Packistand and india, far removed from egypt, and africa altogether). Linrae, I question the accuracy of your sources. 3300 BC is certainly not "modern". The color blue was definitely of a visible spectrum to human eyes, otherwise it wouldn't have become the commodity it was at that time period.
     
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    This makes my brain hurt, and also get sad at the idea there could be colors I have no idea about. This does make me go back to wonder about evolution, though.

    The Primates: Primate Color Vision
     
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    @Magic , there is so much brain hurt in this thread someone should be giving out aspirin lol.
     
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    I'm confused about this. Are the sources really true, or is there a way to prove them?
     
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