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If a tree falls in the forest,and there is nobody there to hear it..

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Does it make a sound?

Debated for centuries by philosophers,surprised they never realised that they could just post the question in misc and get the DEFINITIVE answer.

Someone here is BOUND to know the answer.
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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banned#1
No. Thus endeth the thread.
#2
Yes. Thus reigniting this thread.
#3
possibly
banned#4
asayer
Yes. Thus reigniting this thread.


I laughed.

You're wrong though.

Endeth the thread once more.
#5
master_chief
asayer
Yes. Thus reigniting this thread.


I laughed.

You're wrong though.

Endeth the thread once more.


I laughed too.

I am right though.

starting the thread once more.....

Prove it?!
#6
Depens on what the tree lands on
#7
wiki answers has the answer;

Yes. By definition, sound is: "mechanical vibrations transmitted through an elastic medium" (dictionary.com). Noise doesn't need to be perceived to be defined as "sound" since it is a mechanical entity.
banned#8
asayer
master_chief
asayer
Yes. Thus reigniting this thread.


I laughed.

You're wrong though.

Endeth the thread once more.


I laughed too.

I am right though.

starting the thread once more.....

Prove it?!


I shouldn't have to prove something doesn't happen, it's your job to prove something does!

Thread putteth to bed!
#9
Philosphy - If beer and women arnt the answer then your asking the wrong questions.

Edited By: micoo on Aug 18, 2010 19:54: .
1 Like #10
I would have said no as it isn't a sound if no one hears it, that's my two penneth anyway.
#11
yes it does but no one hears the sound because sound is is made up of vibrations which can only carry a certain distance (dependent on different variables). Therefore yes the sound is made but no one is in ear shot of it so it cannot be heard but it is made.

QED

Edited By: numptyj on Aug 18, 2010 19:55: erhethyetdth
#12
It makes a different sound, like the sound of a sreaming women out of a classic horror film and a fart sound when it hits the deck oO
#13
Of course it produces a sound, just because there is no one there to hear it doesn't make any difference to the physics regarding how noise is produced.
#14
asayer
wiki answers has the answer;Yes. By definition, sound is: "mechanical vibrations transmitted through an elastic medium" (dictionary.com). Noise doesn't need to be perceived to be defined as "sound" since it is a mechanical entity.

wiki-pah! a thing isnt fact until the MISC has spoken!
#15
It makes sound waves.:D
#16
Meh, I am not that bothered to discuss this haha so its a yes from me..... and now i am out
banned#17
barky
asayer
wiki answers has the answer;Yes. By definition, sound is: "mechanical vibrations transmitted through an elastic medium" (dictionary.com). Noise doesn't need to be perceived to be defined as "sound" since it is a mechanical entity.


wiki-pah! a thing isnt fact until the MISC has spoken!


Wikis eh, those well known scientific journals!
#18
didn't spot you there MC with the avi change, I'll be on full stalking alert now though :p
#19
if it falls it usually falls of the end of the world....... douche!
#20
It really hangs on which definition of sound you look at.

This one
a. Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing.

says capable so the answer would have to be yes then.
banned#21
numptyj
didn't spot you there MC with the avi change, I'll be on full stalking alert now though :p


Was getting fed up as being dismissed as an Apple geek with the other one so I'm aiming for Paedo with a cartoon character one...
banned#22
IF NOBODY IS THERE HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IT FELL
#23
sassie
IF NOBODY IS THERE HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IT FELL


MIND = BLOWN

thread thrown wide open!

Edited By: numptyj on Aug 18, 2010 20:05: wrgteghedth
#24
sassie
IF NOBODY IS THERE HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IT FELL


It wouldn't be standing up.
banned 1 Like #25
danmc
sassie
IF NOBODY IS THERE HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IT FELL


It wouldn't be standing up.


never thought of that - lol
#26
Yes if that man is Nobody, aka Odysseus, because Nobody blinded the giant cyclops!
#27
ask Hawking, if he cant answer then we are **** ed

Edited By: sparkyIreland on Aug 18, 2010 20:16: My bad word was displayed??? haha
#28
sassie
danmc
sassie
IF NOBODY IS THERE HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IT FELL


It wouldn't be standing up.


never thought of that - lol


This is why men inherited the earth.
banned#29
MinstrelMan
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This is why men inherited the earth.


its been a long day oO
#30
MinstrelMan
sassie
danmc
sassie
IF NOBODY IS THERE HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IT FELL
It wouldn't be standing up.
never thought of that - lol
This is why men inherited the earth.
....and why we've made a mess of it....
#31
we are assuming the tree did fall, but how big a tree? LOL

/thread
#32
Bambi would have heard it.
#33
If a man speaks in a forest and there is no woman around to hear him is he still wrong? oO
#34
patience_1
MinstrelMan
sassie
danmc
sassie
IF NOBODY IS THERE HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IT FELL
It wouldn't be standing up.
never thought of that - lol
This is why men inherited the earth.

....and why we've made a mess of it....


hippy! lol
#35
No, it doesn't make a sound. All it can do is create movement in the gas/liquid/solid molecules around it. This movement of particles is only sound if is interpreted as such by a living being with the sensory and brain capacity to make this interpretation. (well that's what I believe)
1 Like #36
well just because there's not any people there to hear it there's bound to be some animals around to hear. Plus who says other plants/trees can't hear by way of vibrations through them lol. Aren't some plants meant to like singing? That must mean they can hear. Trouble is who can ask the other plants if the falling tree made a noise? :)
#37
Little Munchkin
well just because there's not any people there to hear it there's bound to be some animals around to hear. Plus who says other plants/trees can't hear by way of vibrations through them lol. Aren't some plants meant to like singing? That must mean they can hear. Trouble is who can ask the other plants if the falling tree made a noise? :)

We could always send Prince Charles in. http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/jumpingphil/giggle1.gif
banned#38
Susannah
No, it doesn't make a sound. All it can do is create movement in the gas/liquid/solid molecules around it. This movement of particles is only sound if is interpreted as such by a living being with the sensory and brain capacity to make this interpretation. (well that's what I believe)


wow tape recorders have come along way -lol
#39
sassie
Susannah
No, it doesn't make a sound. All it can do is create movement in the gas/liquid/solid molecules around it. This movement of particles is only sound if is interpreted as such by a living being with the sensory and brain capacity to make this interpretation. (well that's what I believe)


wow tape recorders have come along way -lol


Yep, they're aive now... ;)
#40
animals, birds, insects will hear the tree fall

So it must make a sound

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