"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?Watch
the answer to this question on Quizup on the general nonsense section(around april's fools day)
if no-one is around in hearing range then it doesn't make a sound, yes you can look from far away out of hearing range, although you may see it fall tis does not make a sound
My teachers have shown me this quote in two lessons...
I always thought that the tree didn't make a 'sound' but emitted waves. It would not be classed as making a sound because no one heard it - it is our ears that turn waves into our idea of sound, just like our eyes turn electromagnetic waves into colour and light.
That's the Oxford definition. The presence of a recipient is not a defining characteristic of sound. Since the vibrations, air vibrations, produced by a falling tree are, potentially, discernible by an ear, therefore a falling tree produces sound regardless of the presence of someone to turn that potential into actuality. Whether or not that potential is turned into actuality is another matter.
On a broader note, the question while might sound stale and tedious, has been shown to be EXTREMELY interesting when one considers matter at the quantum level, where particles do, in fact, behave differently depending on the presence of a "recipient" of information.
The tree falls, therefore makes a sound, whether it be in a forest or not. Nobody hears it, but it is a sound that is made by that tree falling.
"In physics, sound is a vibration that propagates as a typically audible mechanical wave of pressure and displacement, through a medium such as air or water. In physiology and psychology, sound is the reception of such waves and their perception by the brain."
So by the first definition there is sound. By the second, there isn't.
Just because no one is there, this doesn't mean that the vibrations stop so to answer your question, yes, it does make sound.
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