A trait very common amongst scientists. I tried to explain to my peers that you could see blue as lightened darkness and yellow and red as darkened light.
This makes a lot of sense perceptually, if you look at the sky and the sun as it transitions from night to day.
But all they had to say was newton and wavelengths and prisms. That stuff is all fine, but it does't talk about how we perceive colour.
(Color temperature according to Wikipedia is "temperature of an ideal black-body radiator that radiates light of comparable hue to that of the light source")
As far a I remember Goethe had the second highest score, right after Leibniz.
Newton or Archimedes vs Leibniz? I wouldn't dare make that call.
In light of the recent scientific crisis it's interesting to look Gothe's work with new eyes.