What about … #28

Who haven’t seen a portion or an entire rainbow when the sun shows up after a rainfall ? Sometimes we think that we can walk underneath it.  We start walking toward it without ever getting closer – which is quite disappointing. We may say that a rainbow is a beautiful mirage happening on wet conditions. No water, no rainbow.

So what is exactly this mirage? Actually the rain water droplets act like a prisms dispersing  the sunlight into its true colors. Newton was twenty-five when he discovered that the white light of the sun is in fact a mixture of light of different colors.

If light is a mixture of 7 colors which we’re unable to see with our own naked eyes, that means that all around us is a multicolored world with much more nuances than we’re accustomed to see. I believe that the universe might not be as dark as it seems after all.

We can produce black paint by mixing equal parts of red, yellow, and blue together, that’s interesting isn’t it ? What if the night’s sky hue is in fact the product of two or three different colors combined?

Let me explain: As we know, the universe is made of particles and waves – as we are. Some of these particles are well-known and some aren’t, well I propose since there is nothing which proves the contrary, that some of these unknown particles are what give the dark hue to the heavens.


What about … #27

Isaac Newton was an English scientist of the 17th century, thanks to him we know that the white light is actually a mixture of different colors of light, as well as the general laws he had formulated to describe motion and how it relates to its causative forces, among other theories which made of him a Legend. In his book Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy we find his biography at the beginning, this four pages are extracts of it. Lots of philosophers and scientists at that time (even nowadays) were almost non-believers (called philosophical theism). Such as Descartes, Kant, Huygens, Da Vinci or Spinoza.

Very few were religious, as if philosophy was a religion of its own. The philosophy is a way of seeing things or a way to live. We can be philosophers while being a religious person.
I find quite astonishing that a renowned scientist such as Newton was a religious man fond of the Bible. It is a pity that the western philosophy turned out to be quite an anti-religious system linked to secularism. You may find out more in two previous posts called faith, religion and secularism I & II.