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No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

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« on: November 27, 2016, 05:06:12 AM »

On another forum, an interesting debate is raging about this article:

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-blue-and-how-do-we-see-color-2015-2

I'd be interested to hear more comments on it from our fine minds here...
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2016, 05:19:53 AM »

Ah here we go:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=18237

Much of it is once again just journalistic fabrication. But an interesting topic nonetheless...
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 18:13:51 PM »

Im sometimes quite dissappointed in us lot who are so quick and capable to question but are also quick and capable to immediately dash off in search of the answers, that we deny ourselves the joy of a healthy debate...

Interesting nevertheless.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2016, 06:35:05 AM »

Upon reflection, it occurs to me that our linguistic concepts surely must have an influence on how we see the world. But I don't think they make us incapable of seeing this or that, as the article implied.

Never thought I'd see this sort of "journalism" from the BBC either, but it's good to know. Yet one more source of noise that one can safely ignore.
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