Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Plausible But Wrong
As I came out of the grocery store this early AM I saw a rainbow that seemed to go straight up rather than have the 42 degree curve almost all rainbows have. In a way it was beautiful. And I was reminded that the Ancients two thousand years ago pretty universally believed that the rainbow was a straw the clouds put down after a rain to replenish their depleted rain reserves.
Nah, the clouds 'replenish' from normal water vapor and the rainbow is merely light refraction from droplets in the air.
But it sounded good.
Labels: Rainbow; Roman Belief