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how the hell did we get the idea pink isn’t a cool colour
because scientifically speaking pink doesn’t even exist; it fits between violet and red on the spectrum but actually what goes there is infrared and ultraviolet and all those things we can’t see
pink is the ambassador of an otherworldly and unknowable realm it is the most badass colour out there
I keep seeing this kind of thing floating around and it makes me want to claw at my hair and scream in incoherent frustration every time.
- Between violet and red on the electromagnetic spectrum is THE ENTIRE VISIBLE LIGHT SPECTRUM. Not pink. Not infrared or ultraviolet. Definitely not radio or x-rays. The longest (or lowest) visible wavelengths are red, which go into infrared (infra = below, red = red). The shortest (or highest) visible wavelengths are violet, which go into ultraviolet (ultra = above, violet = violet). Above red you get the oranges, then the yellows, then the yadda yadda until you reach the violets.
- Not all colors can be defined as a single wavelength on the visible light spectrum. MOST colors we see in the world aren’t. The majority of colors you see are formed by a combination of different reflected or emitted wavelengths. If you just have one wavelength, you’ve got a laser.
- Pink, in the sense we consider the color and in the absolute most over-simplified terms, is a combination of red and violet wavelengths - or, depending on your definition of pink, may even be a range of violets. It is not “between” them.
I mean look, I am all for colors not being societally prejudiced against, but this pseudo-scientific bullshit I keep seeing like “OOOOOO WOW LOOK HOW SPECIAL PINK IS BECAUSE IT’S AN ~IMAGINARY COLOR~” or this one here about pink being, I don’t know, real-life octarine?? is just…
If you’re going to use science to make things cool then make sure you understand what you’re talking about first. Please. Otherwise you’re just spreading misinformation and misleading people and that’s rude.