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gandalfwiz

  • 3 years ago

If a tree falls and nobody hears it, does it make a noise?

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  1. gandalfwiz
    • 3 years ago
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    I asked wiki but it started talking about buddhist zen stuff.

  2. gandalfwiz
    • 3 years ago
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    Please do not include buddhist zen stuff in ur answer

  3. mathematicalpro
    • 3 years ago
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    i think yes

  4. jimmyrep
    • 3 years ago
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    it must

  5. gandalfwiz
    • 3 years ago
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    the argument against it is that sound is only sound when it vibrates against those little hairs in ur ears, right? or something...

  6. mathematicalpro
    • 3 years ago
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    people must be deaf :D

  7. satellite73
    • 3 years ago
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    yes, it sounds like a pine koan

  8. satellite73
    • 3 years ago
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    sorry.

  9. gandalfwiz
    • 3 years ago
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    then again, there aren't exactely forests for trees to fall in these days...

  10. gottalearn452
    • 3 years ago
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    it makes a sound

  11. gottalearn452
    • 3 years ago
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    poor little forrests TT ^TT

  12. gandalfwiz
    • 3 years ago
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    I'm not insulted because Idk what a pine koan is :)

  13. satellite73
    • 3 years ago
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    do you know what a koan is?

  14. gandalfwiz
    • 3 years ago
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    <shakes head>

  15. satellite73
    • 3 years ago
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    "If a tree falls and nobody hears it, does it make a noise?" is a koan

  16. gandalfwiz
    • 3 years ago
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    random philisophical riddle?

  17. gandalfwiz
    • 3 years ago
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    I did get the "pine cone" thing... :)

  18. satellite73
    • 3 years ago
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    buddhist specifically,. not necessarily riddles though.

  19. estudier
    • 3 years ago
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    The sound of one hand clapping...

  20. gandalfwiz
    • 3 years ago
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    lol! But I said no buddhist zen stuff in ur answer...

  21. estudier
    • 3 years ago
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    Everybody was talking about koans...

  22. estudier
    • 3 years ago
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    Does "no-one" include wildlife?

  23. gandalfwiz
    • 3 years ago
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    yeah... no squirrels to witness the cataclysmic event...

  24. estudier
    • 3 years ago
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    OK, my 2 cents... Seems to me that the only difference between the 2 scenarios is presence or not of persons, nothing else has changed. Therefore what was "heard" when people were present is still there whether or not people are present. How people hear something is irrelevant to the existence question.

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