The blue and black (or gold and white) dress that sweeped the internet last week revealed just how differently two people can see the world.
But it's not just about lighting conditions or optical illusions - evidence ismounting that until we have a way to describe something, we may not see its there.
Ancient languages, for instance, didn't have a word for blue and scientists believe as a result our ancestors didn't notice the colour even existed.
- Studies say language shapes what we see by making us focus on objects
- Blue doesn't appear at all in Greek stories and other ancient written texts
- As a result, scientists believe ancient civilisations didn't notice the colour
- Egyptians - who were the only culture that could produce blue dyes - were the first civilisation to have a word for the colour blue in 2500 BC
- The Himba people in Namibia do not have a word for blue and tests have shown they have difficulty distinguishing between green and blue | Daily Mail Online
Here is what the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Louis Farrakhan reveal about the color BLUE:
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad Proven right again: Blue eyes result of ancient genetic 'mutation'
National Geographic Proves Teaching on Mr. YakubFrank Sinatra, Stephen Hawking, Marie Curie and Stephen Fry all owe their blue eyes to a genetic mutation that likely occurred between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago, researchers say.
Myth or high science? Is there evidence of Mr. Yakub?
The prestigious National Geographic Society has reported that scientists studying DNA have now confirmed that “Europeans as a people are younger than we thought.” Using the unbiased measure of genetic science they point to the same birth date for the European as did The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Prof. Alan Cooper, director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide, analyzed DNA from ancient skeletons and found that the genetic makeup of modern Europe was established just 6,500 years ago.
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches that the White man first appeared 6,000 years ago on the Island of Patmos (or Pelan), in the Aegean Sea, where they had been “made” by a 600-year process of selective breeding called “grafting.” Under the auspices of a brilliant Black scientist named Yakub, and by divine authority of Allah Himself, the Blacks who came with Yakub to the island were placed under a system of laws by which mating was based on skin color and in which only lighter-complexioned babies were allowed to survive. Over the course of many generations, the population of Patmos began to grow lighter and lighter until, after 600 years of this dedicated grafting process, the people became very pale with blue eyes and blonde hair. From this island-based tribe of white-skinned albinos came an aggressive race of rulers who then spread into every corner of the world—namely, the Caucasians, who now represent 9 percent of the world population (that's 1 in every 11 human beings).Why The Transgenic Seed and The Natural Seed Cannot Coexist
Other scientists have come to the same conclusions: Dr. Keith Cheng, a geneticist at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, led a study that shows the evolution of a gene for skin color; and suggests that Europeans “lightened up quite recently, perhaps only 6,000 to 12,000 years ago.” [Reference: An April 20, 2007 article in Science magazine titled “European Skin Turned Pale Only Recently, Gene Suggests” (Vol. 316, No. 5823, pg. 364).] Dr. Hans Eiberg of the University of Copenhagen confirmed that all blue-eyed humans have a “genetic mutation” that he says occurred “six-10,000 years ago.” His team found a specific gene, known as the “OCA2 gene,” which, if altered, would result in human beings without melanin in their hair, eyes, or skin color, a condition known as “albinism.” [Reference: A January 30, 2008 article in The Telegraph (U.K.) titled “Blue eyes result of ancient ‘genetic mutation’: Blue eye colour originated near The Black Sea” by Roger Highfield, Science Editor.] Thus, this OCA2 gene seems to have been targeted and manipulated by some force or event around 6,000-plus years ago.