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A conumdrum for you...

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A conumdrum for you...

If black and white, are as we are told, not colours...what are they?
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James
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Re: A conumdrum for you...

Shades.
pierre_pierre
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Re: A conumdrum for you...

depends on how you ask the question
http://www.colormatters.com/vis_bk_white.html
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Re: A conumdrum for you...

IIRC from school, many moons ago  Wink  black is the absence of colour and white is all colours combined.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: A conumdrum for you...

try and make sense of my answer above then
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Re: A conumdrum for you...

It was henry ford who said about the model T
Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black
ever since motor manufacturers  have created many shades of black
A colour coding must know how for any veteran/vintage car restorer
I heard that man today can make anything
yet I'm still waiting to see tins of striped paint on sale
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try and make sense of my answer above then

I have, and it does.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: A conumdrum for you...

good oh
magnetism2772
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Re: A conumdrum for you...

you can buy a black LED  to emit light
magnetism2772
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Re: A conumdrum for you...

Black light is very therapeutic
pierre_pierre
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Re: A conumdrum for you...

you can run but not hide, your lousy style of posting gives Magnatism away
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Shades.

Shades of what...Gray?
So if you lighten Gray, at what point do you reach white and what 'colours' make gray.....not black and white as they aren't colours...and my head aches Undecided
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actually white is the blending of all colors and is a color.
The sum of all the colors of light add up to white.
This is known as the additive colour theory
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And what is an occasional table the rest of the time Shocked

From Les Barker's An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables -
I’ve got an occasional table
There it is over there
You can tell it’s an occasional table
Today’s its day off – it’s a chair
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actually white is the blending of all colors and is a color.
The sum of all the colors of light add up to white.
This is known as the additive colour theory

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Therefore, if someone argues that black is the absence of colour, you can reply, “What is in a tube of black paint?” However, you must add the fact that black is a colour when you are referring to the colour of pigments and the colouring agents of tangible objects.

Is white a colour?
No white is not a colour.
... but .... in some cases you could say that white is a colour.