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    If a tree falls in the forest...

    ...and there's no one offline to hear it, does it still make a sound?


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    Re: If a tree falls in the forest...

    Oh that saying if a tree falls in a forest and theres no one there to hear it does it still make a sound, I read that somewhere recently in a book now you got me thinking!

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    Re: If a tree falls in the forest...

    based on the whole schroedinger's cat theory, my guess would be that the answer is yes and no at the same time
    ~ our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising each time we fall - confucius
    ~ it is the journey, not the destination, that matters
    ~ keep hanging on, the sun will come shining through for you again

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    Re: If a tree falls in the forest...

    Found it, it was in Gary Renards book "The Disappearence of the Universe" its an old riddle, and the answer in the book is that it doesnt make a sound because it needs a reciever to pick the sound waves up and if theres nobody there then it cant be heard, sound isnt sound till you hear it and the human ear is the reciever,,

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    Re: If a tree falls in the forest...

    you people are off-topic!
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    Re: If a tree falls in the forest...

    Whoops
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    Re: If a tree falls in the forest...

    oh i didn't see the attached cartoon when i first saw this post. scrap my previous comment
    ~ our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising each time we fall - confucius
    ~ it is the journey, not the destination, that matters
    ~ keep hanging on, the sun will come shining through for you again

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    Re: If a tree falls in the forest...

    I'm so confused by this whole thread

    Huh???
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    Re: If a tree falls in the forest...



    I originally needed something to post around the cartoon, which WAS the point of this thread...

    Then TTE and LB went all like philosophical on me. It's not easy being a comedian these days...

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    Re: If a tree falls in the forest...

    Ahhhh....see it was the phiosophical part that started messing with my already tired mind. The cartoon I got but was lost from that point onward

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