Im a little confused as to why the eye detects white light as white instead of all the separate colors that compose white light. I mean it isnt a single photon right (multiple single photons of course)? So how do the different photons converge into one color? Also, which may seem like a very ignorant question, how does the eye detect a certain wave length when the photon is in a certain stage of its wave cycle when it instantly hits the eye. Like a blue photon hits the eye, but it is only a quarter of the way through with its cylce, so it hits the eye with wavelength of a red photon.