Comments: Dorky Realizations

Great question!

Posted by Sissy at March 14, 2007 09:41 PM

Here's a deep thought:

What if everyone sees colors differently?
Say, you look at grass and it looks green, but I look at grass and it looks red, but we both call it green because that's what everyone calls the color of grass.

Another one:
If you've always been color-blind, would you ever dream in color?

I have to go to bed now.
My head hurts.

Posted by Roses at March 14, 2007 10:20 PM

Oh my.

Posted by vw bug at March 15, 2007 06:31 AM

My husband is partially colorblind. We have had conversations about this. He says that it too bad that I don't get to see the world through his eyes because it is so much more beautiful. That it is too bad that I will never see deer and hawks and such like he does since he doesn't see their natural camoflage. They look like they are standing or sitting there just so that he can look at them. They are not invisible to him. Yep, he says that it is too bad that I miss all those things.

Posted by Lemon Stand at March 15, 2007 07:08 AM

Remind Ringo we learn by using five senses. Touch and smell are extremely a tuned to its surroundings when the others are lacking. The mind will do it's own work based on those findings. As mentioned earlier seeing one color does not mean the other person sees the exact color. It is just using the same label. And color blindness is another wonderful perspective. The important thing is never the answer, it's the question that keeps us moving forward. Nice going Ringo :-)

Posted by mim~ at March 15, 2007 08:55 AM

If she had never heard words

But she had heard words - she wasn't born blind and deaf, but fell ill as a toddler and became blind and deaf then. But still, it's an interesting line of thought.

Posted by Jenna at March 15, 2007 09:11 AM

She could read braille, right? So she knew words by touch, just not sound like we do.

Yep, he's a thinker!!

Posted by Marie at March 15, 2007 03:36 PM

Wow. Just wow. What a great kid.

Posted by Mrs. Who at March 15, 2007 06:34 PM

Tell him that she thought mostly in terms of tactile sensations - pressure, temperature, texture, vibration.

By the way, she DID actually learn to speak, after a fashion. She felt the throat vibrations, and lip & tongue movement that the speaker was making and tried to reproduce them.

Her speech was quite muddy - which always frustrated her to no end - but considering what she had to work with, it was quite impressive.

Posted by Harvey at March 20, 2007 10:49 AM