[lit-ideas] Geary on Colour

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 11:18:50 EDT

In a message dated 5/19/2004 2:29:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
The blue wave-lengths are reflected to our eyes because there
is nothing blue in the ['blue'] flower to absorb them.  The flower is 
blueless or,
what I term, 'colo[u]rless'.

R. Paul comments:

>By the way, there is no such thing as 'colour,' and hasn't been since 1727.

Mmm. Geary may be able to provide the details.



I find the main events of 1727 were:

Benjamin Franklin founds the Junto Club, at Junto, Florida.

Dr. Cadwallader Colden writes "A History of the Five Indian Nations", in New 
Haven, Connecticut. 

(and Newton died).



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