“Hypervisualism tends to neglect this truth and even sets out to reduce sound itself, and for that matter all the other senses, to vision through devices such as charts and wave measurements, mathematical or oscillographic, forgetting that none of these make any noise and that hence, however informative and desirable and useful and indispensable and beautiful and true they may be—and they are all of these—they are not directly sound at all but visual constructs having to do with sound. We generate our certainties not in a solipsistic universe of isolated 'observation' but in a total context which includes verbalization and in which we hope others will believe what we say. The scientist is no exception to this rule, only a special instance of its operation.”

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