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If a tree fell in a forest and no one else was around to hear it would it still make a sound?


Asked by djavongirl at 11:37 AM on Jun. 9, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • It would make sound waves....but it is the ear that turns those waves into noise.

    At least that is the theory. I guess there's no way to actually know for sure since if no one is around to hear it, no one will ever know...right?

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 12:01 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Of course. The vibration of the collission will produce sound waves, whether anyone is around to hear it or not.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 11:40 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Nope

    Answer by Imogine at 11:39 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • The compression waves we interpret as sound would still be generated.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 11:43 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • I know seriously this was a joke question, but now it has me thinking cause sound it communicated through the brain and I am starting to think if no one was around then it wouldn't right? But then again this is life or death question just a brain teaser LOL

    Comment by djavongirl (original poster) at 11:47 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Good point Keeley LOLLOL

    Comment by djavongirl (original poster) at 12:12 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

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