, ,

This interesting recent piece at NPR seems to argue that pink doesn’t actually exist – that there is no actual wavelength of light that corresponds to pink.  This brings up lots of strange questions about qualia that are really just symptoms of the elusive nature of qualia to begin with.  Which is more mysterious, that pink doesn’t correspond to a single wavelength of light, or the fact that any colors correspond to wavelengths of light?  Is pink a “form” that imparts new properties on the combinations of wavelengths it encompasses?  Here’s the video the article links to: