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A very Interesting thought

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sylor41 Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, so i was thinking today, about why there aren't any new colors.
(You might think this belongs in the nerd section at first, it doesn't.)

Now, for those who didn't do science, it is because of the visible spectrum. That is, all the colors that the eye can see. However there are several other parts of the invisible spectrum we cannot see ("roughly 80%"). Now the only possible way to see these is to get new eyes (probably synthetic).

Ok, let us assume you have new eyes that can see the ENTIRE spectrum, that includes air and every other thing on the planet. There would be so much you could see that you wouldn't be able to see anything (mainly because of the air, as it would have color).
OR
You might die of brain overload.

Now my main point: Seeing too much can make you blind

Thank you for reading my thought :).

If you didn't:

TL:DR Seeing too much can make you blind.
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der-freishutz Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
we see as much as we need to, the rest we find through science, and all the rest through faith.
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Black-Allison Dec 2, 2012
We only see what we need. So until evolution decides it's a good thing to be able to see gamma rays not much we can do there and not much point. Would be interesting if a thousand generations down everyone has synethesia.
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sylor41 Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah...evolution...
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DavidScript Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You do realize that if we're capable of seeing gamma rays and whatnot, our eyes would still follow the Roy G. Biv layout.
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sylor41 Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you, my point was that we would be blind from seeing too much (radio waves e.t.c.)
The color thing is a whole different matter, to see new colors we would need entirely new eyes that work differently and perceive things differently.
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DavidScript Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, sorry, I misread everything.
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:iconhotelchelseanights:
if this is a philosophy section why is every thing being shot down with theory?
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DavidScript Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you're being facetious :B
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siantjudas Dec 2, 2012   Digital Artist
I saw a rainbow once...does that count?
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sylor41 Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, not really.
A rainbow is a well explained natural phenomenon; (i've seen one too :) )
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