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Previous Image Silence is the absolute absence of sound, in decibels, that’s just below 0db. Zero on this scale means the smallest audible sound. For millennia, silence has been inextricably linked with religion; for instance, Ancient Egyptian holy men would retreat into caves in the desert to appease the goddess Meret Seger who liked silence. The tradition that silence can get one closer to God has continued, and is practised by all the world’s main religions. Silence is also extremely important in culture: sometimes it is the gaps between the noises that say most about a situation than words themselves; a two minute silence to commemorate the war dead, Pope John Paul’s silence when visiting a holocaust memorial in 2000, and the silence in an arena that must be broken by a matador at a bullfight are all examples of this. Photograph © littleBiGsis on Flickr Next Image
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