This article at IO9 reminded me of the recent discussion some of us had on philosophical zombies. Ever heard of the philosophical zombie? It's a philosophical concept that rarely translates into physiology - until now. A case of false color-blindness makes us wonder: What's the difference between seeing something and knowing that you're seeing something? … Continue reading A limited color vision philosophical zombie?
This article is Ethan Siegel's response to Alan Alda's challenge to explain color in 300 words of less. He meets that challenge, albeit with a lot of visual aids. It’s one of our most common experiences, and we all know it when we see it. But what, exactly, is color? Where does it come from, … Continue reading What is Color? — Starts With A Bang! — Medium