Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!

Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!
From: John Nowak (
Date: Mon Aug 01 2005 - 22:50:20 EDT

Just for the record, I never stated the sound wasn't "nice". I never
stated it couldn't be considered a valid piece of music. I never said
anything other than I feel it is wrong to talk about the "sound" of
an aurora, when it doesn't have one. I would much prefer to talk
about the "sonification of the aurora's emissions", which I think is
a perfectly valid and interesting topic. I was simply arguing for
clearer language, and there was no philosophical component to my

I really do not appreciate some of the aggressive replies I've
received here. I feel they are very childish, defensive, and entirely
out of place. Furthermore, such inflammatory phrases like "this
discussion is over" by our friend Shane Turner here have no place in
any civilized discussion whatsoever.

- John

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