FourTael wrote:You know what's most interesting to me? Just how many different answers that question has gotten.
Now, we could use this to disprove science because clearly a random group of people (not entirely random, but enough for my point to stand) don't have 100% accuracy at answering questions, there is no answer and science must just be a bunch of people just coming up with random hypotheses that they make no effort to prove.
I came to read the forum to see if anyone else was as surprised as I was to see a character who knew enough to explain scattering as a function of the wavelength then fail to treat it as a continuous variable with the resultant spectrum typically perceived as blue, instead appearing to think in terms of physically discrete colours. So the breadth of answers intrigued me too. And I learnt something about the sun along the way.
In defence of my fellow theorisers, though, at least we mostly tended to point out that we weren't sure, or that our suggestion only could be the answer, or just part of the answer. And knowing to say "I don't know", rather than "well, um, because good people deserve blue skies", or whatever, makes a big difference.