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Scientists Say Pink is Not a Color

First Pluto now pink, scientists are ruining my childhood memories.  OK kids name the planets in order, (My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.  Wait, What?  Pluto isn’t a planet anymore.  Sigh! What they did to Pluto, scientists are doing to the color pink.  Apparently, pink isn’t a color.

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According to Scientific America:

…no single wavelength of light appears pink. Pink requires a mixture of red and purple light—colors from opposite ends of the visible spectrum. Easy enough to do, and no seeming threat to pink’s ontological status. (Although this property does imply that the laws of the universe have conspired against pink lasers.)

Hmmm, if that is the case why do I have a pink cup sitting in front of me?  Why does nearly every little girl on the planet love the color pink!  Why is the main color for breast cancer awareness pink?  Why is there a musician out there named P!nk and sported pink hair for the longest time?  Aerosmith even had a song about pink.

Why must science take the fun out of everything?

I won’t believe it, I will stand firm, pink is in my box of Crayons so therefore it is a color.

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