When it comes to the paradox of color blindness, we have to first mention a story – Dalton is an English in the 18th century, a famous physicist. He bought a pair of “brown gray” socks and gave them to his mother as a gift. However, his mother was very puzzled when she saw them and said: “the color of these cherry red socks is too conspicuous. I am too old to wear this kind of socks It’s the West After listening to his mother’s words, he was also very confused – isn’t this sock gray brown? Why is it red? Isn’t red very similar to gray?
So he asked around about the color of the socks, and it was a surprise – except for him and his brother, the rest said they were bright red socks. The clever Dalton didn’t ignore this small problem. He did a lot of research and found that he and his brother did have a little different perception of color from others. So far, he began to concentrate on his research and wrote an article on color blindness
So what do Dalton and his brothers think of cherry red, this bright red? How can they easily understand the bright cherry red that their mother said? From the current data, we can know that color blindness is a genetic disease, and there is no way to cure it, so the color of the world we see is very different from that of ordinary people.
But to be sure, the two brothers have been exposed to the concept of red since childhood, but in their eyes, there is a little brown and a little gray color, which is red. “Yellow, green and gray” is a synonym for red, so it’s the color you choose when you give your mother a gift.
This is also the so-called “color blindness paradox”. In a person’s opinion, the same thing has a certain color of X, but in fact, due to the refraction of light or color blindness, the object is said to be a certain color of X, y, Z in the public opinion.
According to the data, the earliest abnormality involving color blindness should be Dalton’s memoirs of the Manchester society of literature and philosophy, but he did not pay special attention to it. One night, Dalton saw a horseshoe geranium, and then he found that the plant had changed color. He was sure that under the sunlight, the flower was pure blue, but at night, with the candle light, it turned red. Of course, the red was not our traditional red, but a grayish yellow green.
Philosophically speaking, the classical skeptics do believe that because of the differences in feelings, we have no way to know the essence of things, so there is no absolute truth. Does everyone see the same world as others? No one knows. If there is a person who reverses all the blue and green, he can’t be called color blind at all, because there is no way to check the problem.
In fact, for the same thing, everyone’s inner feelings can be very different. But because this feeling, though different from each other, remains the same for a single person. Language is just a sign. Let’s look at this example: Hainan people say “spicy” and Sichuan people say “spicy”. We all know that it’s not the same thing. And everyone’s preference for color is different, which also shows that the same color they feel is not the same.
There is no doubt that the wavelength of light wave is an objective molecule, but the human brain’s response to the objective matter consciousness is subjective, and this subjective consciousness is also determined by color difference, human sensitivity to color and color blindness. So at this level, paradoxes arise.
This paradox can also appear in other fields. We live in the objective world. We live in the objective world that we are subjectively aware of. We live in a subjective world. We can’t confirm the consistency of other people’s world and our world. We all believe that we live in the same objective world.