Is it Politically Uncorrect ...

Sue suerojas at MINDSPRING.COM
Wed Feb 7 19:17:33 MST 2001


Wow, you guys are just fountains of information.
Sue
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Freitag" <gfreitag at GREATBATCH.COM>
To: <RUSHTALK at hermes.csdco.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: Is it Politically Uncorrect ...


> yuramac at yahoo.com writes:
> >Thomas, you have it exactly backwards. Black is all
> >spectra, not white. Don't believe it? mix the primary
> >colors together and see what you get.
> >
> >MCSpearing
>
> Sorry to disagree here.  When speaking of light, white contains the entire
> spectrum.  A prism or rainbow separates the components of white light
> which produces ROYGBIV.  If you combine the three primary colors (red,
> blue, and green) you get white.  Black on the other hand, if you have ever
> been spelunking, is the absence of light.
>
> You are referring to the 'subtractive' primary colors of red, blue, and
> yellow.  While this does produce black, it does so because each color
> absorbs certain wavelengths, thereby only emitting certain wavelengths.
> By combining these colors, one effectively causes the mixture to absorb
> the full spectrum, therefore appearing black.
>
>
> Gary
> gfreitag at greatbatch.com



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