daltonism (DAWL-tuh-niz-em) noun
Color blindness, especially the inability to distinguish between red and
[After John Dalton (1766-1844), English chemist and physicist, who gave us
Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures. He studied his own color blindness as
"Theodore Weeks refers to 'national daltonism: the extreme
difficulty nationalists had in perceiving and appreciating the
viewpoints or needs of members of other nationalities."
Stephen D. Corrsin; Nation and State in Late Imperial Russia (book review);
Canadian Slavonic Papers (Ottawa); Sep-Dec 1999.
This week's theme: eponyms.
We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise
with other men's wisdom. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)