Why Be Normal
- Aug 14, 2004
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- Windsor, CT
Agreed to a point. That is objective reality. If a tree fall in the forest does it make a sound. My answer is of course it does.
I do recall this being discussed in one of my philosophy courses.
If it falls, it makes a "noise" since noise is the physical vibrations that propagate through a media.
It does not make a "sound", since a sound is in the consciousness of an observer, as the result of a noise entering an ear.
Now, you can substitute whatever alternative terms you wish to differentiate between the physical phenomena and what happens in a conscious mind.
But that differentiation is the true point of this question.
They are fundamentally different.
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Depends, is there a bear in that forest...?
and more importantly do you have a mask on when you say something....?
This might help