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Do rainbows exist objectively?

  1. #1
    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Some people would say yes, because they can see rainbows, therefore rainbows exist.

    Others would say no, a rainbow is just an optical illusion.

    What is your opinion?

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    objectively means it exists whether you think it does or not. so the reasoning of "i see rainbows therefore they exist" would be subjective, not objective.

    a rainbow is just the alteration of light waves by a certain arrangement of moisture in the air. so you also cant say "its just an optical illusion" unless you are prepared to start calling everything an optical (or some other type) illusion.

    anyways you suck and your dumb
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    mmQ victim of incest
    They exist. I have 7 of them in a box in my room as I type this.
  4. #4
    a rainbow is just the alteration of light waves by a certain arrangement of moisture in the air.

    This. Which essentially means they exist objectively. Just like how a tree falling in the forest makes a sound so long as there is an atmosphere to carry the sound wave.

    The subjective part of this objective phenomenon is the hearing the sound or seeing the light as your experience of the aforementioned phenomenon is your sense organ being subjected to the light or sound waves.

    anyways you suck and your dumb

    Also this. Objectively you suck and are dumb. Feelsbadmanamirite?
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    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    objectively means it exists whether you think it does or not. so the reasoning of "i see rainbows therefore they exist" would be subjective, not objective.

    That's right.

    a rainbow is just the alteration of light waves by a certain arrangement of moisture in the air.

    So does the rainbow itself exist objectively?

    If you went to a movie theater and saw and heard a monster, would you say the monster exists objectively? Or is the monster just an illusion produced by the theaters speakers and projector?

    you also cant say "its just an optical illusion" unless you are prepared to start calling everything an optical (or some other type) illusion.

    But it is just an optical illusion. You can't say it isn't unless you are prepared to prove otherwise.
  6. #6
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    Color is subjective, not objective. Actually, everything is subjective, and nothing in this world or in space is really objective.
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    So does the rainbow itself exist objectively?
    .

    You obviously didnt read my or greenplastics post. A rainbow, as in a spectrum of light exists objectively.

    Color is subjective, not objective. Actually, everything is subjective, and nothing in this world or in space is really objective.

    This is retarded. Prove how it is "subjective" that the earth is spinning around an axis. Dont worry I will wait.
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    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    A rainbow is an optical illusion:

    A rainbow is not located at a specific distance from the observer, but comes from an optical illusion caused by any water droplets viewed from a certain angle relative to a light source. Thus, a rainbow is not an object and cannot be physically approached. Indeed, it is impossible for an observer to see a rainbow from water droplets at any angle other than the customary one of 42 degrees from the direction opposite the light source. Even if an observer sees another observer who seems "under" or "at the end of" a rainbow, the second observer will see a different rainbow—farther off—at the same angle as seen by the first observer.
    You obviously didnt read my or greenplastics post. A rainbow, as in a spectrum of light exists objectively.

    If a rainbow exists can you pin point its exact physical location?

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    Can we pinpoint its exact physical location? No. Because the location in which it resides is in a spectrum of waves rather than in geometric coordinates. But from the fact that it is a spectrum of waves we can verify it exists objectively.

    Now since you seem to not understand physics and its phenomena point out which part of the above explanation doesn't make sense to you and we can work towards making you understand things on a level that is slightly above your current capacity for retardation.
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    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Can we pinpoint its exact physical location? No. Because the location in which it resides is in a spectrum of waves rather than in geometric coordinates. But from the fact that it is a spectrum of waves we can verify it exists objectively.

    Now since you seem to not understand physics and its phenomena point out which part of the above explanation doesn't make sense to you and we can work towards making you understand things on a level that is slightly above your current capacity for retardation.

    Actually, the location of the rainbow is inside of your mind. You see, the rainbow is an optical illusion caused by viewing water droplets at a specific angle relative to a source of light. I don't know why this is so hard for you to understand, maybe you're dumb? You seem to have confused individual rainbows with the visible spectrum of light.
  11. #11
    wow man. You are a hardcore faggot.

    Pick up a text book or learn some shit from the local community college (as you are obviously not smart enough to go to a real college).

    All this "its inside your mind" shit is high level retarded and you should probably be euthanized.
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  12. #12
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    All of reality as we know it is nothing more than waves of sound. Quantum physics proves this.
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    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    wow man. You are a hardcore faggot.

    Pick up a text book or learn some shit from the local community college (as you are obviously not smart enough to go to a real college).

    All this "its inside your mind" shit is high level retarded and you should probably be euthanized.

    No, actually the rainbow is inside your mind. Because it is an optical illusion.

    Yeah, I know, light exists out there. Yes, those water droplets exist out there. Those are not a rainbow. Because a rainbow is an optical illusion produced when viewing water droplets at a particular angle relative to the source of light. So yeah, a rainbow does exist inside your mind. It has no physical location. A light source has a physical location. Water droplets in the sky have physical locations. A rainbow exists in your mind.

    Dummy.
  14. #14
    Hurrr durrr optical allusions its all in ur mind cuz water droplets and light waves

    Literally what you sound like
  15. #15
    mmQ victim of incest
    It's a tricky subject honestly, one of which I know nothing about it, so here's my layman's take at it? Does the literal rainbow exist? No. Does the illusion of a rainbow exist? Yes. Kind of like a mirage on the desert. Would the pool of water actually exist? Of course not, but the mirage itself exists because it's what you're seeing. It's semantics, and it could be said the rainbow does exist because you can see it, but it doesn't physically exist, it visually exists. Like a hallucination. If you hallucinate a scary boogeyman walking toward you, does a scary boogman walking toward you actually exist? Well no, of course not, but the hallucination exists which means that the visual representation of the scary boogeyman actually exists, which is of course subjective, since others in the room who are also hallucinating most likely are unable to see the scary boogeyman. With rainbows though, you can take pictures of them, so there's that.

    I have no idea what I'm talking about.

  16. #16
    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    I have no idea what I'm talking about.

    I would say you have a much better understanding of this than most of the people in this thread, especially that dummy "thelittlestnigger".

    That nigga doesn't even understand the difference between a rainbow and the spectrum of visible light.
  17. #17
    You are objectively an idiot. A rainbow IS the spectrum of visible light you dumb cuck.
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    Each color in a rainbow corresponds to a different wavelength of electromagnetic spectrum.

    http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/visible.html

  18. #18
    In mmQ's world there are kittens at the end of every rainbow. Unfortunately there is a giant pile of cat crap at the other end.
  19. #19
    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    Wow you are dumb.

    A rainbow is a colourful arch which appears in the sky under specific circumstances and is an optical illusion - there really is no arch in the sky.

    The visible spectrum is just the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum visible to the human eye. It is not the optical illusion of a giant arch in the sky.

    These things have different definitions because they are different things. You dummy.
  20. #20
    mmQ victim of incest
    Why can't people discuss things without calling the person in which they're discussing names? When smart folk debate things they don't end every phrase with 'you stupid faggot' they state their point and wait for rebuttal. Like I said this is a tricky subject, but as I said too, at the end, you CAN take a picture of a rainbow and EVERYONE can see it, so it's hard to argue against that as objective.
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