Analysis and comment the fable sounds
In this article you will find l ’ analysis and comment to “The fable of the sounds“, written by Galileo Galilei and in ’ opera “The Assayer“.
Stepping back a moment from ’ specific topic de “The Assayer” Galilei exposes in the form of apologue l ’ scientific attitude towards modern research scientist. The short story, exposed as a fairy tale, then with an underlying message, about the Adventures of a curious man that (represents the scientist) tries to explain l ’ origin of sounds.
During his adventure shows us clearly the procedures of modern science, better known as stages. The scientist, pushed by ’ ardor of knowledge begins to collect the observations related to perceived phenomenon, in our case the songs of birds. Later offers a first hypothesis, in fact the character of the tale speculates that the sounds are produced by ’ air. Then try to test it experimentally to be clearer and more plausible answers (finishing, in the fairy tale to kill an insect without understanding where it comes from the sound).
L ’ man in the story is described as “with d ’ one ’ extraordinary curiosity and ingenuity of rossinian d”, characteristics that are present in any person; It is therefore very easy to empathize.
The text also reminds us that every discovery is only a provisional stage, because knowledge is endless so you never finished learning (every cognitive achievement is the starting point for other discoveries).
Placed in the context of “Assayer” keep in mind that Galilei, in a sense, justifies its failure to explain the origin of comets ’ showing we cannot explain phenomena very close to us.
The fable of the sounds is written in Italian municipality and has relatively few formal technicalities.