• Question: is see through a colour? are we an actual piece of exsistence of is it possible we are just a pigment of someone or somethings imagination?

    Asked by lara to Colin, John, Kevin, Shikha, Triona on 17 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: Tríona O'Connell

      Tríona O'Connell answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      See through is a way of saying a material that lets all colours of light through. It’s not so much a colour as the absence of a block to coloured light.

      That’s a deep philosophical question. Are we just models in a computer simulation, are we real, who knows? I don’t know. I took a philosophy class last year, that stuff is waaaaaaaaay harder to get your head around than science.

    • Photo: Kevin Motherway

      Kevin Motherway answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      See through is as Triona says just the fact that a material is not reflecting any light back to you, its allowing the light the pass through as opposed to a red rose which absorbs all the other colour wavelengths and only reflects the wavelength of red back to your eyes.
      I think the question your asking is known as solipsism. The fact that you only know your own mind exists and everything else is uncertain. Is everything else a simulation or are you part of the simulation itself. If you’ve never seen Blade Runner, do yourself a favour and watch it. Its all about advanced robots called replicants that don’t know they’re human and Harrison Ford is a bounty hunter who tracks them down and kills them if they get out of line, but who is and isn’t a robot? Can anyone be sure. Really great Ridley Scott movie.