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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    According to the physics of light, the reflected light is the "color" of an object.

    Take a ripe red tomato as your example. The Lycopene inside of the tomato absorbs pretty much every wavelength of light except for red, which it reflects. This give the tomato a red appearance.

    But looking further, the tomato is actually not red. It reflects red but red is never an intrinsic characteristic of the tomato. It is actually an intrinsic characteristic of the light that never actually becomes part of the tomato.

    The intrinsic characteristic of the tomato is that it will absorb all other light but red light. So in essence, everything but red becomes a part of the tomato. What is "red" is actually just the light that the tomato reflects. Since we see only the reflected light, we call the tomato "red".

    Now apply this to a mirror.

    Anything that is in a direct line of sight from a mirror will absorb certain wavelengths along the spectrum and reflect certain other wavelength of light onto that mirror. The mirror then reflects that light back perfectly while absorbing no light at all.

    Since there is no absorption, then there can be no color.

    The "color" Silver is simply a "shiny" gray. But a mirror is not gray because it reflects all colors of the spectrum, whereas gray is equal absorption and reflection of all colors of the spectrum. It is between white (total even reflection of all wavelengths) and black (total even absorption of all wavelengths). Gray occurs when X% of all light wavelengths are absorbed evenly and Y% of all light wavelengths are reflected evenly.

    A mirror does not have these qualities.

    If anything, a mirror might qualify as a pure "white" as it is total reflection of all wavelengths of light.

    In essence, this means that a mirror has no color of its own, at least from a physic point of view, but instead it's color would most correctly be classified as "variable".



    Now, some people might want to know what all of this has to do with gay couples adopting.

    From what I can tell, absolutely nothing. Unless gay mirror are not being allowed to adopt.
    Interesting theory of light physics which I cannot disagree with. When we mix pigments we end up with a different result than when we mix light, so maybe that comes into play. When it comes time to repair a glass mirror, it is done with silver pigment. If you "dull up" a polished steel mirror you will find that the metal is silver in color.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    He didn't call you a wifebeater. He told you to take your wifebeater off.
    So he made an incorrect assumption that I wear sleeveless tees, and as a result inferred that I was a wife beater. That wasn't exactly courteous either way. *shrug*

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    Interesting theory of light physics which I cannot disagree with. When we mix pigments we end up with a different result than when we mix light, so maybe that comes into play. When it comes time to repair a glass mirror, it is done with silver pigment. If you "dull up" a polished steel mirror you will find that the metal is silver in color.
    That's why the question is interesting to me. Silver itself isn't a "color" really. Neither is black, white or gray. Silver pigment is a mixture of gray and reflective materials (typically metals).

    Unlike gold, which still has a color, even when shined up to be reflective, silver has no real color since it has a gray to white base.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    Interesting theory of light physics which I cannot disagree with. When we mix pigments we end up with a different result than when we mix light, so maybe that comes into play. When it comes time to repair a glass mirror, it is done with silver pigment. If you "dull up" a polished steel mirror you will find that the metal is silver in color.
    If you would like to know about color theory here are a couple links:

    The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

    Subtractive color theory:

    Subtractive color - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Additive color theory:

    Additive color - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    So he made an incorrect assumption that I wear sleeveless tees, and as a result inferred that I was a wife beater. That wasn't exactly courteous either way. *shrug*
    You poor thing. He guessed your wardrobe wrong. There was no inference of spousal abuse. That's what the shirts are called. Just say thank-you for being able to learn something.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    So he made an incorrect assumption that I wear sleeveless tees, and as a result inferred that I was a wife beater. That wasn't exactly courteous either way. *shrug*
    To be fair to the cap'n, saying someone wears wife beater t-shirts doesn't really imply that said person beats their wife.

    They are also sometimes called "dego tees" but saying someone is wearing one doesn't mean that said person eats spaghetti and say "Mama Mia!" whenever they are surprised.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    That's why the question is interesting to me. Silver itself isn't a "color" really. Neither is black, white or gray. Silver pigment is a mixture of gray and reflective materials (typically metals).

    Unlike gold, which still has a color, even when shined up to be reflective, silver has no real color since it has a gray to white base.
    I think the argument boils down to theory v practicality, and I veer towards the practical side, being a engineer, or 'one who takes theory and puts it into practice'.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    I think the argument boils down to theory v practicality, and I veer towards the practical side, being a engineer, or 'one who takes theory and puts it into practice'.
    It's not really applicable in this case because the reality doesn't shift according to one's point of view. Color is always the reflection of light.

    Just because silver is used to create the mirror, doesn't mean the mirror is silver. The practical applications of that reality is why such things as reflective telescopes actually work for such applications as spectral analysis of stars to determine their chemical composition.

    The absence of an intrinsic color to a mirror precisely why such practical applications can exist.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    To be fair to the cap'n, saying someone wears wife beater t-shirts doesn't really imply that said person beats their wife.

    They are also sometimes called "dego tees" but saying someone is wearing one doesn't mean that said person eats spaghetti and say "Mama Mia!" whenever they are surprised.
    I think when you portray yourself to be the captain of courtesy, you set yourself up to use language which cannot be reasonably construed to be discourteous. In this case, the phrase "white shirt" could easily have been substituted for "wife beater" and have the same or better literary effect with no possibility for a discourteous inference. The use of discourteous inferences by this fellow can only imply that he is intellectually disingenuous with his self title.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    I think when you portray yourself to be the captain of courtesy, you set yourself up to use language which cannot be reasonably construed to be discourteous. In this case, the phrase "white shirt" could easily have been substituted for "wife beater" and have the same or better literary effect with no possibility for a discourteous inference. The use of discourteous inferences by this fellow can only imply that he is intellectually disingenuous with his self title.
    Perhaps the title is meant to be ironic?
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