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Old 01-30-2007, 04:41 PM   #41
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Even "white" is a perceptual construct -- so the Fair Witness in Heinlein's book is actually wrong about what she sees, even though she is trained never to be wrong. Except in very low light, our "white" receptors are off -- our retinas have 3 types color receptors and our brain visual system learns (at a very early age) to manufacture color perception from their combined signal.
did i say white? i meant blue, no green, no red. i'm pretty sure you know this & only used the house to make your point but the point of the house was not color rather to show how a fair witness wouldn't assume said alleged color extended to unseen sides of the house. now that's a house of a different color.

good explanation of constructs though, brought up all sorts of college memories from my old communication classes.
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Re: Whose truth?
Old 01-30-2007, 04:50 PM   #42
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There are a number of factors at play:

- Seeing things you really didn't see
- Not seeing things you did see
- Filling in parts of what you "saw" based on what other people tell you that they saw
- "Coloring" what you saw on the basis of presumptions and prejudices
- "Coloring" the story over time

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I always wondered as a kid whether others saw colors the same way I do. My blue could be your green and we would never know,
One of my friends in high school was red green color blind. She was carrying a lime green poster board that she thought was red.
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Yes, but remember, no one knows what the turtle stands on.
In the DVD, you can see it swim through space.
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I thought you were a math major, Khan? What'd you do, wander into a philosophy course by mistake?
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