Friday, March 11, 2011

Rainbow refraction

where I break apart (get it) my thinking on this question is on the use of the word "in"...a color can't be IN something that is not a thing. A rainbow is merely a space where the raindrops and the light rays are aligned in such a way to refract the ray into different wavelengths. Color is light that has been split up so it can't be in a rainbow. Maybe a rainbow is just an organized area of droplets that are in the right place at the right time:)

1 comment:

  1. Lori, I think it's great that you came and posted. Since your post is directly tied to the rainbow activity, would you mind reposting this as a comment to that post, instead of a new post?

    Now, on to what I think. On one level, everyone knows what we mean when we say "in" the rainbow. But as we think about it more, there is a deep issue about whether a color can be anywhere except "in" your mind. The fact that this is "breaking" you apart enough to share you idea with others is exactly why I think it's a good question.

    On the other hand, I could see it being bad if the confusion about "in" made someone say, "This question makes no sense, so I'm refusing to think about it and share."