If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

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If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:40 pm

Or must it do so on Earth?

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Re: If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

Post by Dontaskme » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:36 am

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:40 pm
Or must it do so on Earth?

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All trees are in space, and yes, it will make a sound when it falls, when it makes contact with a surface.

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Re: If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

Post by Erk » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:42 pm

A tree falling causes a vibration. A sound only occurs when something has the ability to translate the vibration into an audible result.

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Re: If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

Post by Dontaskme » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:16 pm

Erk wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:42 pm
A tree falling causes a vibration. A sound only occurs when something has the ability to translate the vibration into an audible result.
What is the something?

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Re: If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

Post by Erk » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:08 pm

Generally speaking, fauna. Flora is affected by the vibration and wave of the tree falling but not strictly in the sense of sound.

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Re: If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

Post by Noax » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:45 am

Erk wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:42 pm
A tree falling causes a vibration.
Well, a tree hitting something causes vibration. In outer space, the tree has nothing to do but fall, which is why they call it free fall. Not very much bonking into things going on, but it happens now and then.
A sound only occurs when something has the ability to translate the vibration into an audible result.
Vibration is an audible result, no translation needed. Wood is not a very efficient conductor of sound, but it gets the job done.

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Re: If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

Post by Greylorn Ell » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:54 am

Space does not transmit sound waves. Air molecules, or other kinds of molecules can do so. Nevermind BS sci-fi movies.

A better question for this forum might be--

If a tree falls on a philosopher too dumb to move aside, should anyone care?

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Re: If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

Post by Walker » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:12 am

Should you care about one who trips himself, or herself, right under a tree, because he or she wasn't wearing the proper shoes, like a hiker wearing flip-flops?

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Re: If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

Post by Eodnhoj7 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:01 pm

If space falls through a tree is there really a tree?

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Re: If a tree falls in space, does it really make a sound?

Post by odysseus » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:33 pm

No sound, no tree, no space, no falling, conditional proposition to ask about it.

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