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Re^2: How many colors does a rainbow have?

by ambrus (Abbot)
on May 10, 2017 at 14:30 UTC ( #1189996=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How many colors does a rainbow have?
in thread How many colors does a rainbow have?

Nothing is ever described as being indigo in color.

The Dinosaur Whiteboard strip 569 gives a counterexample.

Chemists Ferdinand Reich and Hieronymous Richter named indium after its indigo spectral lines.
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Re^3: How many colors does a rainbow have?
by no_slogan (Deacon) on May 10, 2017 at 15:12 UTC
    Fine. Nothing is ever described as being indigo in color, except that particular section of the visible spectrum.

      You don't even need to make that exception. They named it after its spectral lines, not because it looked 'indigo'.

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

        I thought indigo was named for the plant of the same name. (Or did I miss the point?)


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