Magic

So, you disbelieve all of the good evidence – all of the scientific evidence – about audio right? You think that you need to listen to 50s & 60s jazz recorded on tapes with, on a good day, 60-odd dB of dynamic range (say 12-bits worth – 72dB of dynamic range – to be optimistic) using 24-bit files – 144dB of dynamic range – despite all the maths and experimental evidence that say this is just not true. Because magic.

But that's all the science you disbelieve, so that's OK. When some anti-vaxxer talks to you, why, now the scientific evidence is good, isn't it? Well, no, it's not, because you don't get to choose: if you want to argue that the science of audio is false, they get to argue that the science of vaccines is false, because they're making exactly the same argument you are, just in an area that kills people. Once you let the magic out, it's everywhere: you don't get to use only the bits that don't kill people.

But you won't understand this because, well, I don't know why, and I don't care why in fact: the battle is lost: the magicians have won. Enjoy the world you have made.


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