If a tree fall in the wood and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound?

Age old question first what is sound? sound produced by continuous and regular vibrations, as opposed to noise. Or vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear. So sound in both cases are vibration so if use case number one yes vibrations from the tree hitting the earth would cause sound wave and make noise regardless on any one is around to hear it or not. Now for definition 2 it would still make noise even if no one was around to hear to let take the idea of thoughing a rock into a pond the rock Ripples landing in the water causing ripples eventually The ripple become larger and larger that until there are none lift and the curren takes over same working with sound but in this case the rock is a tree and the water is the earth and the ripples are the sound vibration as sound travels the sound waves become more spread out until they fall or exit our planet it exit our planet altogether so by logic standing yes trees still make a sound when it fall.

Yes im stoned beyond that what do you think


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  • Sound, is just YOUR perception of certain vibrations on the environment around you. You're only aware of it because you have working ears. So, a tree falling would still create those vibrations (that's all that they are).
    If there is a sensor (ears, microphones, etc) picking those vibrations, they would be translated into sound.. if not, they would just dissipate in the environment just like they already do.

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  • Lol @ username.
    It's just semantics.
    "Yes" or "no" varies upon which definition you choose.

    Definition of sound:
    1.
    vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear.
    "light travels faster than sound"
    2.
    sound produced by continuous and regular vibrations, as opposed to noise.

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