So, if you have a basic, elementary understanding of how light works, you can say that black means all the light photons are absorbed, but darkness means that there aren't any photons to absorb. How can you absorb something, if there isn't anything to absorb?
Another solution people have been giving me is that black is also the absence of light. This just brings us back where we started, since darkness is the absence of light. Why is the absence of light black? This question has me stumped. Why is this the way it is?
Thanks in advance!