Main Question or Discussion Point
Something I've been thinking about, and I just have no idea in which forum to post it. If the sensation of sound is due to the collisions of molecules against your eardrum, and they impart momentum transduced across your eardrum into phonons which occur in 'solids' as modes of vibration treated as bosonic particles that also have momentum, then could electromagnetic radiation of sufficient intensity and hi-frequency impart enough momentum to trigger sensation of sound? Is it really all due to momentum? My own smart-ass reply is: "Yes, it's called sight", but of course I mean literally sound. And what would light sound like?