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COULD YOU EXPLAIN COLORS TO SOMEONE BLIND?

How would you do it? How would you explain?

Would you tell them they are missing on it?

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It depends on how much light they can detect. You can obviously describe the color black to them. I know that when I close my eyes and look up towards the sun or another bright light, I can see a sort of reddish color. So you can kind of describe red to them, depending on whether or not they have that effect when looking towards light.

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clearEn(207) Disputed
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I'm guessing blind people can't see any light. The problem is in their optic nerve, right?

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You know what? I didn't think about that earlier. Since the optic nerve is the problem, that means that the brain isn't registering any vision at all. So technically blind people aren't seeing anything, are they? Not even black.

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It is sometimes the optic nerve. It can also be an injury in the head. But, Blinds are capable of feeling colors through different wavelengths. The thermal energy deposited by the Light.

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Your right about the optic nerve but in spite of that they are capable of detecting Brightness and Darkness and when around green they feel an uplifting freshness..

But besides all that.. Blinds are capable of feeling colors through different wavelengths. The thermal energy deposited by the Light.

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I could explain the concept of colors, but not the actual color. Colors are like the way something feels when you touch it, there is a wide variety of textures. Each texture represents a different color.

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Your argument is very smart. And also... Blinds are capable of feeling colors through different wavelengths. The thermal energy deposited by the Light.

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4 points

Ray Charles knows what color the Blues are YO ! .

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2 points

Haha! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! He was the coolest !

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92nida(1410) Disputed
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Blinds are capable of feeling colors through different wavelengths. The thermal energy deposited by the Light.

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ricedaragh(2498) Disputed
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Feeling differences in wavelength of visible spectrum colours I find confusing, we are talking about wavelengths of nanometers. Besides without any reference point you could not explain what a colour was or how it could be used.

Let's suspend logic and think about what it would be like if you went to a different galaxy and saw a colour that was unlike any you had ever seen, when you return could you explain it to anyone without showing them.

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Thats a very good question, I wouldn't know where to start .

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I know. It is very tough to do so. But, it is not impossible. You're smart. You can come up with something.

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Blinds are capable of feeling colors through different wavelengths. The thermal energy deposited by the Light.

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Well that is good to know, thanks !

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I'm not so sure... I suppose that since they can feel maybe one could explain that warmth is red for example, cold is blue... but I don't think that would give them any idea of what the actual color looks like... I don't know, I know I couldn't do it, that's for sure, but maybe Anne Sullivan could?

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Blinds are capable of feeling colors through different wavelengths. The thermal energy deposited by the Light.

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1 point

Sorry, I only speak English! LOL! That's interesting though.....

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You can teach a blind person about colors no more than you can describe a birdsong to a deaf person.

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92nida(1410) Disputed
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Actually it is possible. Blinds are capable of feeling colors through different wavelengths. The thermal energy deposited by the Light.

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Merlin13(1258) Disputed
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But the question is would you be able to describe color. To me, feeling is different...could you describe the difference of a feel of a color if you are not blind yourself? But to describe a color, its intensity, its hue, its tones, the variance of shades...would you be able to describe all that? Would you be able to describe the blue of the sky, the whites of the clouds, and the greens of the grasses? I personally don't agree that it is possible to do so they can fully understand what color looks like.

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I don't think it is possible. How can you describe something indescribable. Yellow:bright (what's bright?) not dark (what's dark?) black (but black isn't dark, it's just nothing.) See? Every question can just lead to another. Although if a blind person asked me to try and describe it to them, I would because that's just who I am.

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To describe is tough not impossible. But, their essence has been explained and they are educated about it. But, people can today sense color through different wavelengths and the thermal energy deposited.

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