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If theres no one around, does a tree needs to make a sound when it falls?

if theres no one around, does a tree needs to make a sound when it falls?
Question asked by: loisse

Asked on: 16 Mar 2010

A tree does not need to do anything.

The laws of physics dictate what happens, and we believe that these are the same universally everywhere.

Therefore if a tree falls and there is air or a medium for sound to travel, then the molecular vibrations that result would be picked up by an animal within range as a sound: however if there is no animal there then there is nothing to consciously register the vibrations of the air molecules as a sound.

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Replied at: 16 Mar 2010
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