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  1. #1 Which is better.... 
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    (For simplicity, I said 'which is better'; to reiterate, I want to know whether you would prefer a world whose theme is either. The theme is metaphorical of everything. You can interpret it in as many metaphysical ways as you want.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Fusion
    (For simplicity, I said 'which is better'; to reiterate, I want to know whether you would prefer a world whose theme is either. The theme is metaphorical of everything. You can interpret it in as many metaphysical ways as you want.)
    Not the most difficult question to ask a bloke of South Asian origin. 8)


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    Easy

    browns my favourite colour
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    ................................ :x
    Of all the wonders in the universe, none is likely more fascinating and complicated than human nature.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

    "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence"

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    I voted “Orange” just so as to be different from everybody else.
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    I voted "orange" because I feel it my duty to this orange-poor world.
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    lol.......*sigh*......can anyone elaborate?
    Of all the wonders in the universe, none is likely more fascinating and complicated than human nature.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

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    Brown :wink:
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    Definitely brown!

    Orange gets hard on he eyes after a while, brown is a much colder color and orange shades would just make me go insane much quicker than shades of brown!

    Brown has such a subtle elegance too it, which is one reason people like leather!

    different shades of brown remind me of more objects, light brown, or tan, reminds me of lumber, dark brown almost black, reminds me of chocolate, mid-brown reminds me of leather.

    Orange reminds me of construction zones, lifejackets, warning signs, schoolbuses, etc...brown has a much more natural feel in my opinion.

    Hope I've elaborated enough for you Cold Fusion!

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    You seem kind of surprised, somewhat upset, that more people like brown, was there a bet going on with some friends about this?
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    :x ......................by orange, I mean a world full of life and emotion; brown is a lifeless world without much emotion or feeling.
    Of all the wonders in the universe, none is likely more fascinating and complicated than human nature.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

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    You're lecturing people about their favorite colours...

    ...having cued them to incriminate themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Fusion
    :x ......................by orange, I mean a world full of life and emotion; brown is a lifeless world without much emotion or feeling.
    You stated no such thing at the outset!

    Are we all supposed to be able to read your mind and know what attributes you had given to each colour???

    I would definitely NOT say brown was lifeless, especially when i look at a freshly ploughed bed of brown earth full of seed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Fusion
    :x ......................by orange, I mean a world full of life and emotion; brown is a lifeless world without much emotion or feeling.
    But you …

    Quote Originally Posted by … also
    The theme is metaphorical of everything. You can interpret it in as many metaphysical ways as you want.
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    wow another poll that is a complete waste of time.

    just ask the question. would you prefer a world that is lifeless, or a world full of emotion. everyone would give the same answer which would probably defeat the point of the poll, but having established it is pointless anyway it isn't a big problem.

    brown is not emotionless don't know where you got that stupid idea from
    everything is mathematical.
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    .......ummm, okay, I guess my travels across the world have never allowed me to hear someone say that brown is a lively color; sorry about that. I guess I just don't get out enough.

    MY BAD; now you know my intentions behind the question.

    Yes, I interpreted it the way I stated, but I was hoping that you guys would come up with a more imaginative interpretation than mine.

    Also notice, that I said shades of brown. No one included the shades part in their response. It was meant to dispel responses that related to your favorite color.

    JB-you seem to be confused; notice the I in your quote. The second part of your quote was an intentional modifier to eliminate any perceived contradiction.

    I would rather of not directly asked the question; talking in a metaphorical way allows for more creative metaphorical answers. Which is why I stated, to interpret it in as many metaphysical ways as you want. Your favorite color is not very metaphysical to me. AND, by using colors, it allowed for my response which I will now give.

    -Argue for shades of brown aka, no life (to me, don't complain)-While brown may not have much life compared to orange, it has contrast. Without contrast, none can be said pertaining to life. Why? What we consider lively is relative. A dead flower is not lively because it is dead; a living rose is because it is alive. The definition of liveliness arises from contrast between dead and alive. If everything way lively, then nothing would be dead, and therefore you would not have the counter element to the word that would allow for the definition of life. Due to this, orange might as well be black, since no one can truly tell what it is.

    -Counter argument for Orange-Yes, you may have contrast on your side, but you do in fact KNOW that you are brown. While this prevents you from being black, it also prevents you from being white. While I may be uncertain whether I am black or not, I am also uncertain whether or not I am white. At least there is contrasting potential. You, know you are not the worst, and not the best; I could be either. This potential contrast is greater than self reflectional color contrast. It allows for goals-these goals keep you going no matter what.
    Of all the wonders in the universe, none is likely more fascinating and complicated than human nature.

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    I dont' buy this need for contrast. You can view life as piles upon piles of chemical machines, just pyramids, people as squishy robots. Conversely: Gaia. It makes no difference.

    Or does orange represent Faith? Where do you want to go.
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    Buy? I'm not really trying to prove an ideal; I only want to start a creative conversation since we do not see enough of those on this forum. No, I do not want to talk about ideas that everyone knows about; I want to start new questions and provide new answers. I believe that asking questions is more important than giving answers.

    If orange represents faith, then brown would be atheism. But, how would you calculate the shade part in? Don't if you do not want to, I only want people to express their ideas on seemingly obscure, yet important philosophical topics.
    Of all the wonders in the universe, none is likely more fascinating and complicated than human nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Fusion
    If orange represents faith, then brown would be atheism.
    I don't find the two exclusive, personally.
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    But, how would you calculate the shade part in?
    Easy: "Shades" or "contrasts" (of brown) is dialectics. And that is contrary to faith.
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    And just what may ask is wrong with blue? I like blue, yes i'm going to pick blue. Is that acceptable? Plus you lost me once you said something about metaphysical, so yes i'm going with blue
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrowlingDog
    And just what may ask is wrong with blue? I like blue, yes i'm going to pick blue. Is that acceptable? Plus you lost me once you said something about metaphysical, so yes i'm going with blue
    Pink!

    What about pink??
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    Brown is the colour of the Earth, the colour of crops to come, the colour of abundance and wealth.

    Orange is the colour of the setting and rising sun. It is the colour of the end and beginning of life.

    If you're getting metaphorical.

    Grey is a colour without life and pink is a colour with life. You could use those ones as they are slightly more direct.

    I can't think of much nice stuff that grey represents. It is the colour of oil wells, guns and pollution. There you are, go with grey.

    Pink goes without saying.
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    The question is: is there such a thing as 'better'? Or is it only 'better' because we validated it as such with personal perspective?
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