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  1. vaibhavmaskar
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    has of the processes in the ratina and cannot accounted by for by the physicst

    "The sensation of color cannot be accounted for by the physicist's objective picture of light-waves." Could the physiologist account for it, if he had fuller knowledge than he "has of the processes in the retina" and the nervous processes set up by them in the optical nerve bundles and in the brain? I do not think so.

    What is the meaning of FOR BY and HAS OF in quoted sentence?
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    Re: has of the processes in the ratina and cannot accounted by for by the physicst

    The sensation of color cannot be accounted for by the physicist's objective picture

    The meaning becomes clearer if you read the two parts separately:

    The sensation of color cannot be accounted for - 'cannot be accounted for' means 'cannot be explained'
    by the physicist's objective picture - using the physicist's objective understanding

    Could the physiologist account for it, if he had fuller knowledge than he has of the processes in the retina and the nervous processes set up by them in the optical nerve bundles and in the brain? I do not think so.
    The meaning becomes clearer if you read the two parts separately:

    he had fuller knowledge than he has - he had a more complete knowledge that he possesses
    of the processes of the retina - about how the retina works.

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    Last edited by tedmc; 23-Oct-2014 at 04:48.

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