Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov – Oration on the Origin of Light. A New Theory of Colour – 05 ‘Sound’ is a function of an aggregate
Type of Spiritual Experience
Thus the emission of a ‘noise’ from one aggregate perceived by another is achieved via a message sent from a function and received by a function, where the different messages don’t interfere with one another
A description of the experience
Oration on the Origin of Light. A New Theory of Colour, Presented in a Public Meeting of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, July 1, 1756, by Mikhail Lomonosov Translated, by Henry M. Leicester [Professor of Biochemistry]; Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970
As to the first, we have a clear example in the oscillatory motion of the air which spreads voices from place to place. Just as there are different voices which are all heard satisfactorily, so we can hear various musical tones differing in loudness from different instruments, and also the voices of birds and other animals; also thunder, ringing sounds, knocks, crackling, whistles, screams, creaks, murmurs, and their different directions and positions, and besides these, the different sounds of the letters in different languages. All these innumerable different voices come in straight lines, intersecting each other not only at all possible angles, but also meeting directly, and one does not nullify another. Standing near a sounding dulcimer, I hear on one side the singing of a nightingale and on the other the song and voice of the singer; there the sound of bells, somewhere else the trampling of horses: all these voices come to my ears and many others; whichever one of them I pay most attention to, that one I hear more clearly.