Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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Семь цветов радуги

Вот ведь что школьное образование с человеком делает! Мне казалось совершенно не требующим никаких объяснений то, что белый цвет разлагается именно на семь, а не на сколько-нибудь еще составных цветов, а оказывается, цифру 7 Ньютон взял более-менее с потолка:

Newton divided the spectrum into seven named colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. He chose seven colors out of a belief, derived from the ancient Greek sophists, that there was a connection between the colors, the musical notes, the known objects in the solar system, and the days of the week.
(— Википедия)

Так что вместо «где сидит фазан», например, спокойно могло бы быть просто «где фазан» или «сидит фазан», если бы Ньютон не был слегка мистиком.
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