Tuesday, March 17, 2015


At Saturday's meeting, Deborah Narramore described something interesting that she had recently come across. Someone had realized that the color blue was not mentioned in either of Homer's books, the Iliad or the Odyssey, and suggested that this could indicate that the color blue was one of the last dyes to be discovered.

After the meeting, Jennifer Lackey remembered hearing a Radiolab episode about this very topic. You can listen to the podcast and ponder the possibilities for yourself: http://www.radiolab.org/story/211213-sky-isnt-blue/

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