I must admit that part of me agrees with Cameron's theory that abstract objects cannot be created. In saying that there are no statues, only clay that can be arranged into something "statue-shaped", Cameron is eliminating another complicated metaphysical argument: If statues are objects that can be created out of clay, at what point does a ball of clay become a statue, and at what point does a statue cease to exist as such? While Cameron's hypothesis is frustrating semantically (we will never stop referring to statues as statues), I think that it applies well to an earlier argument discussed a few classes ago: That works of music are discovered rather than created. The chords, notes, and sonorities that constitute the general abstract sound structure from which to pull from are similar to apples on an apple tree. On the one hand, to select an apple definitely implies agency and a certain creative aspect to the person selecting; on the other hand, this does not mean that the selector created the apples. He/she is only selecting from an array of particulars already given. A piece of music, then, can function as a manipulated sound structure, just as a statue is a manipulated ball of clay.