"What we observe is not nature itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning." --Werner Heisenberg
That color I posted is actually Grue.
You might be thinking, "don't you mean blue?"
No, I mean Grue.
You might then ask, "so what is grue?"
Grue is simply the color blue anytime after the year 2013. Anything prior is considered blue.
The word "blue" isn't objective within nature. It doesn't come in some package in the universe like a hamburger comes with pickles. If we keep this in mind, the rest is all science. You develop a hypothesis, find an instance to confirm the hypothesis, then make a generalization.
Based on my definition of Grue, I propose the following hypothesis: All cloudless skies are grue.
I have tested my hypothesis multiple times and it turns out to be true.
You may respond, "Wade, you're just being annoying. You just made up a word!"
Scientists make up words all the time. Quirk. Muon. Electron. All of the words that we know today are made up. And we all have different interpretations of these words based on our various milieu. It doesn't make one person smarter than the other person or any more correct than the other person.
"Words are our servants, not our masters." --Richard Dawkins
Thug is a word. You interpret it one way, I interpret it another. I can't be held to the same standard as to how other people interpret that word based on their milieu, which is likely different than mine.
Edited by -Wade-, January 30, 2014 - 07:39 PM.