April 19th, 2019

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I am white light of the sun

Spontaneous moments in teaching . . . 

I stand against automatically using a white sheet of paper — change to toned paper as a background. I hand down the ancient wisdom of the grisaille layer, then pull out my stash of CMY color wheels. 

I spin around. “I am the white light of the sun. I contain all the colors perceived by your human eyes. I contain more colors conceived by non-human eyes, by x-ray machines, by radios – I contain frequencies! I have been examined by artists and scientists through the ages and systems have emerged throughout art history and the experimentations of science to help you make a living!  Study the relationships between my wave-lengthy aspects. Learn the color relationships condensed onto this wheel and thrive!”

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Circular reasoning chickenoid

Chickenoid made from circle prints from the end of a cardboard center of a paper towel roll.
Chickenoid made from circle prints from the end of a cardboard center of a paper towel roll.

Circular reasoning may sound convincing, but consider who will most likely be convinced by a circular argument. Those who already accept the argument as true are more likely to be further convinced. This is because they already believe the assumption that is stated.