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Philippines
June 19, 2009 3:18am CST
If a tree falls in the forest today, and nobody was there to hear it, did it make a sound?
5 responses
@Bloggership (1104)
• Indonesia
19 Jun 09
You do trying to mess up with my mind Red... Let me think (i just wanna make sure that there's no trap here)... Hmmm... If you mean "nobody" include the living creatures that has its own ears, then who's gonna hear it?.. But still surely make a sound... My answer is, Yes it will still make sound... How do i sure?.. LOL
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
If it did make a sound, how do we know? No one was there to hear it. If it did make a sound, what kind of sound did it make?
• Indonesia
19 Jun 09
ssrrrkkkkhhh... kaboooooom (maybe)... LOL
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
LOL Bloggership! You got extra points for the sound effort.
@Amorti (200)
• Turkey
19 Jun 09
It's like the Schrondinger's cat in quantum theory. The tree might not make a sound, not necessarily. Maybe it did not even fall, because you can only see it under one circumstance, else it's both laying on the ground "and" standing so alive in the middle of a forest. Therefore; the tree did make a sound and didn't at the same time ;)
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
Yes you are correct. It did and it did not. This question can show the measure of one's ability to have faith on something.
@Wismay (2038)
• India
19 Jun 09
yes, it did! I believe that truth is truth and it won't change just because there are no observers. So many things happen without coming to our awareness but it doesn't mean they didn't happen. So I guess, even if nobody was there to hear it, it makes sound!
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
I guess you don't have to see and hear to believe. Good answer.
@nimzia (388)
• India
19 Jun 09
If the tree falls completely there will be a sound.From imagination i tell this approximately.If there is nobody or anybody tree makes sound.its quite natural.
@owlwings (41891)
• Cambridge, England
19 Jun 09
Sound is energy dissipated through the surrounding air, water or solids in waves of alternate compression and decompression. The act of falling, itself, may not generate sound but the deceleration of the falling body by something else (including, of course, the air around it as it falls) normally causes energy loss resulting in sound waves. "The laws of physics operate whether we are there to observe them or not and it is very egocentric of humans to say that only what they experience exists, therefore to postulate that, because nobody heard it, a falling tree did not make a sound is illogical and absurd." [Mr Spock: StarTrek - The Final Generation]