"OK - but you defined epiphenomenon has something with edges, something you can touch. You didn't define it in terms of effects. And in fact, if you were to stare at a rainbow, then look at a white blank page (cue Mumford and Sons), you might…"
"Take an object that's orange in color. Did it ever occur to you that the reason it appears orange is that that is the part of spectrum the object rejects by letting it bounce off? In other words, the orange object is, in fact, all the rest of…"
"This is why I like THINK ATHEIST! I like the think part more than the atheist part. The people I talk to in Tampa accept rumor, gossip, speculation, prejudice, and faith, as equivalent to fact. When I'm told something as…"
"I had a teacher tell us that the perception of color is an illusion. Like a mirage, we can all see it and describe (usually) the same thing, but since it's not a material object, it's an illusion.
Perhaps if the definition of…"
Thank you for that. As usual we always have exceptions, people that have Tritanopia, Protanopia and Deuteranopia. People who are completely color blind would see the rainbow in shades of gray – and perhaps they would see…"
"I never said illusions are unreal. The reason you can't find a pot of gold (or anything else) is that as you try to approach the rainbow, you'll find that you aren't getting closer to it in the same way you'd be getting closer to…"
"@Blaine: I've been following the discussion myself. Can't wait to take a picture of a rainbow, post it on Facebook with the caption "Rainbows don't exist, they are an illusion", and see how many end up responding, hopefully…"
"Lol you're kidding right? Maybe I joined the rainbow debate a little late. Photons are real. Rainbows are what we call a particular arrangement of photons. So rainbows are real. The illusion is the pot of gold."
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