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If water is blue, why is snow white?
« Reply #25 on: 02/03/2009 13:41:46 »
you do also get yellow snow!

Someone had to say it, didn't they!
 

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If water is blue, why is snow white?
« Reply #26 on: 02/03/2009 14:12:34 »
But the ocean is not always blue. Sometimes it is gray. Or even brownish. Or almost black. Lakes rarely are blue at all. I only know of one lake that appears blue sometimes.

Why is that if water is either supposed to be blue or refracts light to appear blue (I cannot figure out which one is supposed to be the correct choice)? What changes? My eyes? ???
 

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If water is blue, why is snow white?
« Reply #27 on: 02/03/2009 15:51:21 »
 
If water is blue, why is snow white?

Because the seven dwarves.

No thats because that is what Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm chose to make her...pure as the driven snow.. she represented good wheras the stepmother represented evil. Black and White representing good and evil stemming from biggotry and prejudice  of the times.....as I understood...in so that old in a bigotted stereotype thinking that black represented bad or evil and whites  good and Purity....What a load of crap such prejudice!
 

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« Reply #28 on: 02/03/2009 16:06:02 »
Karen - I was making a jocular remark based on the assumption that most would have read and concerned themselves over why snow is white rather than the question "Why is Snow White" which clearly is missing the question clause (namely the "what?" part), in the same way that the answer to "Why is sand yellow" is "because the seaweed", hence the answer to my original question fits nicely as "because the seven dwarves". Do you see? I was not making a commentary on bigotry or prejudice. :)
 

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« Reply #29 on: 02/03/2009 19:10:46 »
"Snow blue and the 7 dwarves" would get muddled with the Smurfs.
 

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« Reply #30 on: 02/03/2009 19:53:11 »
Karen - I was making a jocular remark based on the assumption that most would have read and concerned themselves over why snow is white rather than the question "Why is Snow White" which clearly is missing the question clause (namely the "what?" part), in the same way that the answer to "Why is sand yellow" is "because the seaweed", hence the answer to my original question fits nicely as "because the seven dwarves". Do you see? I was not making a commentary on bigotry or prejudice. :)

Oh Stuart I was not meaning my post like that...Lol !
APOLOGIES  I ONLY FOUND IT FUNNY THAT WE BOTH THOUGHT ABOUT THE FAIRY TAIL and I was trying to post my smart aleck remark about Snow White when yours posted ahead of mine... so mine was ment as acknowledgment of what you saw also.. but then my mind as usual went all funky back to editing improper stories in children's literature which these day would be deemed inappropriate, with good cause...I too apologise to thread author also....I was only finding humor in the snow white question when my head side railed...sorry for falling off topic...

I never for a moment thought you were thinking in the lines of biggotry...I was taught to look at childrens lierature with an eye towards editing the inapproprateness of certain stories in usase in our classrooms...
 

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« Reply #31 on: 02/03/2009 20:04:00 »
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I ONLY FOUND IT FUNNY THAT WE BOTH THOUGHT ABOUT THE FAIRY TAIL

Do fairies have tails?  ???
 

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« Reply #32 on: 02/03/2009 23:33:23 »
I feel ignored.  :(
 

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« Reply #33 on: 02/03/2009 23:39:24 »
There there, Karsten
 

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« Reply #34 on: 02/03/2009 23:43:27 »
Well, sniff, thanks. But...

...I had a real question up higher.
 

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« Reply #35 on: 03/03/2009 00:41:04 »
Well, sniff, thanks. But...

...I had a real question up higher.
1. We are considering clean water.
2. We are not considering reflection phenomena.
 

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