Right, say a person has been blind all their life, how do you describe the colour of something? You can't go "it's bluey-green" because they don't know what that is. Imagine a world without colour, how would you envisage objects etc?
You would have to do it by the feelings the colour gave you,
But not like black=death thats just stupid.
Black is easy anyways, its all you can see at the moment
White would also be easy as its the abscense of black.
Other colours would be abit more tricky and would take alot of work for the blind person to get if possible, Red you could use hot, warm, firey, burning i'm sure eventually with the right feeling a blind person could imagine a colour but it could take hours or even days and you wouldn't know if the colour they were imagining was excatley the colour you were after.
(Original post by 2nd2god)
How does yellow = the feeling of happy.
I've never felt happy when ive seen the colour yellow. Unless you are meaning when you see the sun. but even so what a rubbish description.
Thats my opinion. Perhaps yellow makes me happy. You describe it better.
When I was younger I always assumed I'd be able to describe black and that would be it but now I'm not sure I could even do that. They won't necessarily be seeing black when they close their eyes because that black is probably the inside of our eyelids.
You couldn't accurately describe them if they were fully blind but you could describe the feelings they give you and their brain would make their own associations to them. Like "red is a strong colour, it shows danger, warning, it is the colour of the blood that runs through your veins, it shows life. Blue can be a sad colour but it's also the colour of the sky and the oceans and sea water." etc etc If you describe them as I said I think they can make their own associations to them to understand them.
But to a person that's been blind since birth, colour doesn't mean anything because they can't see them. Colour is only of importance to people that can see them.