"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
I was thinking, how do you know that it was a tree that made the sound in the first place? Since nobody was around to hear it then that implies nobody was around to see the tree hit the ground. Saying a tree fell down, but I didn't see it fall or hear it either makes me no sense to me. However, if you were there to see it fall then you could make a educated judgment on if it made a sound since you are within hearing range. Is there something deeper about the question that i'm missing?
whenever we make judgements we make them depending on seeing,hearing, smelling ,feeling or touching.then we have a memory based on our past experiences so when you see a fallen down tree you start associating as there are no fallen tree thus it fell.whenever something falls on earth sound is created thus when the tree fell it made a sound even if there was no one there is a knowledge based on past impressions..
When considering the patterns/laws of sound waves - if a tree falls, sound waves are created -- whether they are absorbed by physical objects such as other trees instead of being received in a human ear does not negate/nullify the laws of sound waves.
That reminds me of a joke:
If a man is speaking, standing alone in a forest, and no one is around to hear him--is he still wrong?
Sound is produced by vibrating of an object not by the absorption of sound waves. So that if a tree falls in a forest then sound is produced even that their is nothing to hear or absorb sound.
When the tree falls its branches and leaves hit each other and produce sound.
by Melvin Augustine 6 years ago
Why do we hear the sound first whenever we switch on a Television and the picture comes later?If Light travels faster than sound, then why do we hear the sound first whenever we switch on the Television and the picture comes later?
by First Daughter 7 years ago
If a tree falls in a forest and there is know one or nothing to hear it will it still make a sound?
by kookoo88 21 months ago
What sounds would a person hear in a forest?I'm trying to describe a forest in my book. I have "humming of insects", chirping of birds", "Noises of critters", and "breeze whispering through pine needles" Any other ideas?
by chasemillis 7 years ago
If a tree falls and no one is there to hear it, does it make any noise?I know it's been asked a thousand times, I say yes!
by GiblinGirl 6 years ago
For me it's when she curls up in my lap and nestles her head against my stomach.
by Matthew Rogerson 8 years ago
make a sound?
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|