I am completely intrigued by this concept, particularly in relation to dark matter. The greatest exposure I received about it was in a book from the Golden Compass Trilogy. I know it is fiction but the book is what introduced me to the subject, and applied some…abstract ideas. I recommend it for open quizzical minds. The idea that a force can exist and shape the entirety of the universe, and be so incredibly small, is mind boggling to me.
Also, anything in reference to the Big Bang I find fascinating. This reminded me of a paper I read that brought up an amazing point. Very dense, massive metals (and other such elements) can only be created in dynamic situations. Common creators of zinc are exploding stars. This is the only place these heavy metals are created. So, at one point in time, the zinc your body was processed by the explosion of a star.
I found this topic really interesting. I got me thinking about what really is a color. This turned my concept of color upside-down because it said that black is not a color. White is color, so I still have that. I found the part about the Big Bang awesome. I first heard about the Big Bang in sixth grade. Ever since, I have wanted to know more about the topic. This article helped me in fulfilling this want.
I have to admit I’m a little confused here. If black is not a color, what color would we call all the things that are typically considered black? I can understand how we can’t call space black — there are stars and sometimes we see it a dark blue or rich purple — but what about the screen of a TV that is turned off or the keyboards in the library? What about a lump of coal? If that girl’s hair can’t be described as black and my crayon, marker and pencil, all with a neat label stating that these are black, are not black, what color are they?
‘Black’ is just a shorter word for ‘colorless,’ so it’s not like there’s anything wrong with using the word. If you want to get technical, then just say something along the lines of ‘relatively colorless.’ I imagine that might get tiresome after a while, though.
The idea of color itself intrigued me since I was young. I always thought that every individual has a different perception of colors whether its is a slight tint or a completely different color. How do we know that “green” grass is in fact the same “green” as it is to you?
I agree with @hirossia. This concept is very intriguing because it leads one to believe if anything is ever truly white, or red, or blue. How do we know how each individual will portray colors? Some people are deemed color blind because they don’t see the same shades as others, but can’t color simply be perception?