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Another questionable thing is if we see the colors alike. When I was a kid my mother told me a certain color was red. Regardless how I saw it she called it red.
Then another kid was seeing a color totally different than I did . His mother told him the color was red.
As grownups we both agree that the color we are seeing is red but we might see totally different colors.
Is there any proof we see the same color looking at an object?
I have pondered that question myself. My son is color blind so I am curious. If he is told an object is red then whatever color he is seeing should to him be called red in my thinking but is it? He can't tell me because he doesn't know either.

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If he is color blind then he sees everything in shades of grey, that's what my cousin tells me as he can't see color. When he 1st saw my 1500 he asked me what color it was. I looked at him funny and he said he was serious, that he was colorblind and could not tell. I didn't know that about him until then.
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That's not how most colorblindness works. I can see blue, but purple evades me, for the most part, and I can see some greens but others simply don't show to me. What I see when I look at a color is pretty different from a person with good color vision, but not in the ways most people think.

Green and brown mostly look the same to me. So do pink and gray, and as said above, blue & purple. A green traffic light looks white and I can't tell the difference between the orange and red lights. Cataracts and age seem to be making it worse.

Stigmas are getting better but when I was a kid I had teachers punish me for not learning colors in art class. I could see some colors, so they figured I couldn't be colorblind.

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If he is color blind then he sees everything in shades of grey, that's what my cousin tells me as he can't see color. When he 1st saw my 1500 he asked me what color it was. I looked at him funny and he said he was serious, that he was colorblind and could not tell. I didn't know that about him until then.
No, just some colors are different. When he was small we were driving behind a road grader with flashing amber lights and he asked what those green lights were for. That's when I first knew he was color blind. There are probably different kinds of color blindness.

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I could have misunderstood how he said it, maybe it was just some that were that way, we only talked for a couple minutes and it was over a year ago. Sorry about getting it wrong, we did not discuss it for more than a minute and I wasn't really paying close attention and may just remember exactly the way he told me wrong, sorry.
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I am pastel color blind, I usually can't see the little green numbers in a color chart, hidden amongst the pink colored dots.


I see shades of green, and I see shades of red, and shades of blue, but my rendition of purple is not quite the same as what my daughter says "is purple"


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I see shades of green, and I see shades of red, and shades of blue, but my rendition of purple is not quite the same as what my daughter says "is purple"
Soooo, what color do you think your signature is?

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This problem I have heard long ago in the old country. The guy asking it asking it also provided the answer. I didn't bother to check it till yesterday. To me the answer is surprising

Here it is:
We assume the perimeter of the Earth at Equator is EXACTLY 26K miles and the Earth is perfectly round.
Someone that has nothing to do and a long rope;instead of hanging himself decides to run this rope along the Equator for a complete circle.
Later he decides to lift the rope one foot of the ground all around the Earth ( he is really nuts)
How much extra rope does he need for the rope to be continuous?
Are we talking feet, hundreds of feet, miles or more? Please provide a guestimate without computation

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3.14..... (pi) feet.

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