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Selected Books by Edmund Blair Bolles

  • Galileo's Commandment: 2500 Years of Great Science Writing
  • The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age
  • Einstein Defiant: Genius vs Genius in the Quantum Revolution

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Interesting thought, but the idea of inherent emotion in music is false. Think of how we (as Westerners) tend to think of minor notes and chords as 'sad' or 'melancholy,' yet the same chords are used in 'happy' songs. Major notes and chords can be used in 'sad' music, even though we try to call them 'happy.'

Plus, different people have different reactions to music. I love a good metal song, but my wife hates it. How can that create unity?

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