It's the story of a very unfortunate colored manWho got arrested down in Old Hong KongHe got twenty years' privilege taken away from himWhen he kicked old Buddha's gong.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.The Bible, I Corinthians 13:1-2.
Alcmaeon was, says [J.] Wachtler, the first who attempted to explain the phenomenon of sound and our perception of it by reference to the structure of the ear itself. Empedocles to some extent follows or agrees with him. ...Empedocles teaches that hearing is caused by the impact of the air-wave against the cartilage which is suspended within the ear, oscillating as it is struck, like a gong.John Isaac Beare, Greek Theories of Elementary Cognition from Alcmaeon to Aristotle (1906)
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