|MadSci Network: Physics|
I understand that "color" is the interaction between light (or radiant energy), the surface upon which light falls, and the reflection that we see with our eyes. In other words, an apple is red because its skin will absorb all frequencies but reflect only red. A friend of mine contends that color is independent of light. Even in the complete absence of light (or other radiant energy), the apple will still be red. My position is that, without light, there is no color. I would even go as far as saying that without eyes there is no color. How can this be explained better? Many thanks!
Re: Please explain color for the uninitiated.
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