By: Aaron Hancock
What is Color Blindness?
Color blindness is the inability to distinguish the difference between certain color. Most color vision problems are inherited and are present birth. Approximately 1 out of 12 males and 1 out of 20 women are color blind. A person with color blindness has trouble seeing red, green, blue, or mixtures of these colors. The most common type is red-green color-blindness, where red and green are seen as the same color.
Who Discovered Color-Blindness?
Color blindness was discovered by John Dalton, when he scandalised his family by inadvertently buying his mother a set of racy underwear as a birthday present.
How Color Blindness plays a role in the natural world
Color blindness is not a form of blindness at all, but a deficiency in the way you see color. With this vision problem, you have difficulty distinguishing certain colors, such as blue and yellow or red and green.
1. 99% of all color blind people are not really color blind but color deficient.
2. Color blindness is more prevalent among males than females.
3. A father can't pass his red-green color blindness on to his son.
4. dogs are not color blind.
5. If a woman is red-green color blind then all of her sons will be color blind.