A question for thoughts...

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  1. JakeFrost profile image61
    JakeFrostposted 6 years ago

    A question for thoughts...

    If a tree falls but nobody is around, does it make a sound?

  2. Georgie Lowery profile image94
    Georgie Loweryposted 6 years ago

    Yes! Have you seen the photo making the rounds on Facebook of a bear having, uh, his morning constitutional in the woods? That's what your question made me think of. smile

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Why yes. My husband asks a similar question:  If a man speaks, and his wife is nowhere near to hear him--is he still wrong?

    1. JakeFrost profile image61
      JakeFrostposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Aha, very good question there... One that even I don't know how to answer

    2. Georgie Lowery profile image94
      Georgie Loweryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Haha! Why yes, yes he is. (Not man bashing, I love men. Just being silly.)

    3. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      LOL. A man who cannot be humble doesn't deserve his wife. And my wife is all kinds of humble, teaching me slowly every day.

  4. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    Sounds can be heard though you maybe thousand miles away. I do have some sort of feeling of uneasiness when certain things happened without my knowledge. It is the inner thoughts.

    1. whonunuwho profile image75
      whonunuwhoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes,edhan, those of us who have this gift of a strong sense of our surroundings and seeming to be an  extra sense that we may possess, may well have these perceptions in our environment. It seems rare and not very common, yet some people have these.

    2. edhan profile image60
      edhanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. Sometimes people call it as six-sense.

  5. whonunuwho profile image75
    whonunuwhoposted 6 years ago

    Please read my hub on "Echo in the Wilderness". It may answer your question.

  6. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 6 years ago

    Yes! A sound is merely compressive waves in matter. Just as light is wave-particles of energy! Either one will have an effect on the objects they strike -- warming them up, vibrating them, causing movement in some cases.

    You don't have to have an ear receive the sound for it to exist.

    Just as you don't have to have eyes see the blue flowers in the field on the 4th planet out from Psi 5 Aurigae, for those flowers to exist. http://www.ancientsuns.com/extrasolar-p … ntrich.php

  7. ginjill ashberry profile image74
    ginjill ashberryposted 6 years ago

    Yes, it makes a sound. Loud too. Too bad for the tree; nobody is around to 'hear' it.

  8. kess profile image60
    kessposted 6 years ago

    The ear was created for the sake of sound
    sound was created for the ear.

    without a hearing ear  sound does not exist.
    without sound the ear does not exist.
    the two always walk together or not at all.

    in the same respect, even the tree and the forest cannot exist... except

    in the statement made by the observer in whom all of these things do exist and are each given their substance.

 
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