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#443842 - 12/02/07 07:05 PM "If You Can Do X, Why Can't You Do Y?"
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She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)

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#443843 - 12/03/07 12:35 AM Re: "If You Can Do X, Why Can't You Do Y?"
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The point of the video - that we should not be incredulous or disparaging of another person's disabilities - is valid and worth arguing for. But the example chosen does not support the argument well. I have not the smallest shred of absolute pitch ability, yet I did equally well on the color and sound questions. No, I could not name B flat and F when I heard them. But I knew that the first tone was pretty high and the second was lower. Just as I knew that the first color was pretty high frequency and the second was lower. My ability to identify the first color as "blue" only means I could place it somewhere in a fairly wide segment of the spectrum.

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