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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
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Posted 5/3/12 , edited 5/3/12
THE POINT OF THIS QUESTION:

Can something exist without being perceived?
Can we assume the unobserved world functions the same as the observed world?
What is the difference between what something is, and how it appears?




Posted 5/3/12 , edited 5/3/12
Yes, it makes the sound of a normal falling tree and I'm pretty sure a few wild animals heard it.

No one heard it. But the sound is there. Our ears don't create the sound, they just perceive it. If the whole humanity was blind, light would still exist, although unknown to us.

This philosophy reminds me of what kids do when they close their eyes and expect something that exists to disappear magically.
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Posted 5/3/12
yes it does make a sound, duh
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20 / F / NJ, USA
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Posted 5/3/12
It depends on how you define sound.
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18 / F / Canada
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Posted 5/4/12
OF COURSE! The wind brushing the trees, the wild life!
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Posted 5/12/12
Well duh it's falling of course it'll make noise but no one would hear
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Posted 8/13/12
No. Technically, hearing is the second part of sound, and if no one hears it, it is technically not a complete sound.
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