It would be the same to say that color occurs naturally, therefore paintings are sentient. And since words in books are printed in some color, they would be sentient, too. Architecture? Building materials come from nature, so buildings will be sentient, too. Is there anything man-made not sentient, according to this criteria?Green wrote:Words are sounds we've tuned to specific meaning, buildings are inanimate objects we create. Tone occurs naturally, then we mimic to the best of our abilities. Since the reason we perceive reality is because of vibration, tone came before us. We're a product of this, not the other way around.Conde Lucanor wrote:No, it doesn't, it proves music is the product, the result, the creation of a sentient being. Are books, buildings, paintings, sentient? No, they aren't.Green wrote:
Yeah, doesn't that prove music is sentient?
About tones, they occur naturally, of course. But tones are sound waves of vibrating air and getting perceived by wave receptors in our ears. They are kind of synchronic elements, not music by themselves, until they are put in a diacronic structure, a system of oppositions developed in time (that we call music) and devised by a sentient being.