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  1. Smartalk

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    Hey thanks for taking the time to read, now to the next stage.

    Picture a dence dark empty forest, deep within the centre of the forest an over laiden brach creeks SNAPS and CRASHES to the ground. during this even is there any sound to be heard ???

    Now log off an ponder and then return to Answer.................then get ready for the discussion

    "Don't voice your answer in haste.
     
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    :confused: are u alright?
     
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    Does an empty forest have any trees in it?
     
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    There is a sound, but nobody can hear it. So the question here is actually about the definition of sound. Is there only sound when somebody can hear it, or not?

    I believe there is... you could easily measure it with some kind of equipment. Even when nobody is there, the equipment does notice the sound.
     
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    No? I do not think so, I do not know why but I do not think so.
    Good question though!
     
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    Hmm, well played.
     
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    No because the forest is empty....and the falling branch doesn't make any noise.

    The way I see it anyway............
     
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    Sr. Pecker speaks my mind and asks my question. Spooky.
     
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    LOL... this cracks me up. :biggrin1:
     
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    Of course there's a sound. Physics tells us that unless that limb is falling in a vacuum, there will always be sound whether anyone is around to hear it or not. Note that the original question does not specify if anyone is around to hear the fall or not.
     
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    Read... PONDER.... (this is so trippy, dude)


    And pass me the LSD please.


    After the tree falling in the forest question gets played out, maybe we can all discuss the chicken and the egg once the acid kicks in.

    People who live on communes and take mind-altering psychedelics will tell you there are 7 distinct tastes in a single grain of rice. ----


    Please excuse me, everybody. I am off to buy organic carrots, a Jefferson Airplane CD, and wool for my loom.
     
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    That has been proven. The egg came first. Chickens are descendants of dinosaurs. And dinosaurs came from eggs. Of course it didn't go dinosaur-egg-chicken. It's a process of millions of years. But there you go...
     
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    They do have similar posting styles.....hhmmmm, I wonder.....:tongue:
     
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    Are the voices in my head bothering you?
     
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    If there are no trees, can it be a forest :confused: :eek:
     
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    The falling tree branch creates enough sound waves to be heard as sound if there were any nearby ears, but there aren't any ears nearby, so there is no sound.

    Now, if Smarttalk is on a plane that leaves Heathrow westbound at 500 mph at the same time that Pecker leaves Kennedy on an eastbound flight at 400 mph, when will ...
     
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    Nick8: Are the voices in my head bothering you?

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    The voices aren't bothering me... but my next-door neighbor's dog is going bananas. Apparently the voices in your head are operating on the same frequency pitch as his ultrasonic dog whistle. Put some tin foil around your skullcap; that should dull the vibrations.
     
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    Doesn't it rather depend on the location to which the question about sound relates - while the branch is falling in the ... 'empty' ... forest, some sound(s) will surely be occuring somewhere ...else? :cool:
     
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    They argue. Quite frequently. Several layers of terrycloth usually serves to dull the pain.
     
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