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Here's my take. Photons are only apparent when they physically interact with some amalgam. This 'impact' changes their direction to deflect them from that first path. The angle of that resulting deflection gives that amalgam it's characteristic colour. In other words, an object's colour determines the level of, or in fact the depth of, that interaction. When the photon hits an object which has a characteristic colour of black it is deflected back into the same path 'from whence it came'. Same line but opposite direction. Instead of moving perfectly forwards it now moves perfectly backwards. This cancels out the electromagnetic wave, just as an opposing ripple in a pool can cancel another. It doesn't degrade the photon. It just reverses it's frequency.The difference in the ability of photons to transfer energy as heat - is simply because the colour black is like hitting a bull's eye. It transfers more energy therefore than if, for instance, the photon deflected off the colour silver. So perhaps I should say that the angle of deflection as a result of that interaction is also a measure of the frequency of the photon and therefore also a measure of the energy that was transferred to the impacted object.But if it hits that bull's eye, the photon itself is doomed to continue that 'cancelling out' or reverse path until by some happy accident it may again deflect off another object to manifest a new colour in some new visible frequency. But the photon stays 'intact' as a particle and it's waveform is exactly as it was prior to impact = but going the other way. My own take is that the photon is inifintely stable, and doomed to travel through space - forever. But sometimes it varies both its path and its frequency depending on whichever objects it meets along the way. That black box - it's got no photons in it. It just heated up more quickly than a white box. Nor has the white box got photons in it. And photons only show colour when they interact with objects. Otherwise they're entirely without the property of colour or light. That's why space is black. I should add that this is why space stays perfectly cold. The only time that photons can impart heat is when they interact with objects. So all objects in space can be cold to warm to hot. But space itself stays cold which I think is what Socratus and all scientists means by the symbol 0K.Which is my personal take on the subject. I may very well be wrong. I just cannot buy into the whole blackbody radiation being any different to pink body radiation, or for that matter blue body radiation. Just test different coloured boxes. They all get warm inside. It's just that some colours make them warmer quicker. I know this. I've tested it. Unless of course there's some other point to black body radiation which has eluded me.This post has been substantially edited. I fondly anticipate a howl of protest from the Sophiecentaurs of this forum.
I have no difficulty with physics concepts.
And I actually know exactly what you mean when you talk about mathematical constructs being difficult to describe. They express everything exactly and eloquently. Truth is I'm jealous of you guys. Just wish I knew that language - you've no idea how much.
But with ONE self consistent argument I could prove that the proton could ONLY BE 1836 times greater than an electron.
Would you try to learn a language just using a dictionary?A really good novel and an equally good english to ? dictionary and I think I might be up for the challenge. It may be laborious to begin with but I reckon that at the end of that exercise you'd have a fair grasp of the language.