The infamous a tree falls in the woods question
coldgettingdumb 100 Posts
edited March 2007 in Strut Central
I just caught this on another board and wnated to know what others think."If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"How many times have you been in an argument over the answer? Well, it's a trick question. There is only one correct answer, and that answer is: "No."Perception.Nounsound (plural sounds)1. A sensation perceived by the ear caused by the vibration of air or some other medium. (He turned when he heard the sound of footsteps behind him.)If no one is there to perceive the vibrations in the air as "sound", there is no sound.My view is of course it makes a sound, we just aren't there to hear it, the birds and wildlife are... just not us but it still would make it an almighty crash right?and perhaps it's echo would be heard others as well.
...or anyone else for that matter.
If he had never released an album, would we know he had munched lips?
1) The egg came first.
2) The sky is blue because air molecules diffuse blue wavelengths at a different rate than red wavelengths of light.
There are no trick questions, just trick people.