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Form follows function?

Dear List,
In the end it seems that either the well known dictum "form follows function" is irrelevant to the auditory sciences, considering the minimal response that I got for my question asking if anyone knew why the cochlea has a spiral shape or, there is really is no relevant answer to give. This then leads me to conclude that theories proposed, starting from Helmholtz till now, have no relevance to reality and can therefore be safely ignored leaving the field wide open to new approaches to frequency analysis rather then sticking with Fourier analysis and its higher derivatives.
Thank you, sincerely
Randy Randhawa