If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is there to hear it land, does it still make a sound?...

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by MasterWarlord, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. MasterWarlord

    MasterWarlord Active Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    153
    I've always wondered...
     
  2. artful dodger

    artful dodger Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    4,551
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    3,916
    Likes Received:
    4,063
    what do you think
     
    sino8r likes this.
  3. somedude61

    somedude61 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3,261
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    2,054
    Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

    Deductive reasoning would suggest yes it does make a sound.
    But without "observing" the tree hitting the ground YOU can't be absolutely certain there was a sound produced.

    The larger question is, do you want there to be a sound when the tree falls?
     
    WHTHS likes this.
  4. DogStar69

    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -10,629
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    31,757
    Likes Received:
    19,706
    Yes it does, you are not there to hear it but woodland creatures are. It's basic science. An object falling against another one will make a noise.
     
  5. Tranquil

    Tranquil Decent! VIP

    Reputations:
    18,121
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    17,411
    Likes Received:
    11,367
    If no one is there to observe a sound, how does this change it from making a sound?
     
  6. Donkey Patrol

    Donkey Patrol The Mouthy One Gold

    Reputations:
    159,680
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    10,435
    Likes Received:
    31,346
    Is it okay to yell "movie" in a crowded firehouse?

    Does the Pope shit in the woods?
     
    WHTHS and funnymoney like this.
  7. XXXXX

    XXXXX Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,845
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    4,308
    Likes Received:
    12,435
    It depends - what type of tree?
     
    JonGnagyBeard and Bye You! like this.
  8. The Booey

    The Booey Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    39,274
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    14,747
    Likes Received:
    29,486
    No. It falls in complete, utter, perfect silence.
     
  9. Birddog

    Birddog Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    557
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    1,886
    Likes Received:
    3,645
    If a tree falls on a woman and there's no one around to hear it, why is there a tree in the kitchen?
     
  10. God

    God Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    7,062
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2013
    Messages:
    2,573
    Likes Received:
    9,498
    If the Howard Stern show is on, and there is no one around to hear it, does it still make a sound?
     
  11. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    57,462
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    15,064
    Likes Received:
    45,293
    Does Cleveland start with a K? Is the Pope Irish?
     
  12. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

    Reputations:
    15
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    79,569
    Likes Received:
    41,550
    That's the real question.
     
    chapped and The Jackie chair like this.
  13. DogStar69

    DogStar69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -10,629
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    31,757
    Likes Received:
    19,706
    No laughter shall be heard except for Robin's annoying cackling after everything Howard says.
     
  14. XXXXX

    XXXXX Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,845
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    4,308
    Likes Received:
    12,435
    I was just going to say that...
     
    DogStar69 likes this.
  15. Dorb

    Dorb Lovable Old Pig VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    50,629
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    29,733
    Likes Received:
    30,772
    If a pig farts at the shed, can anyone smell it?
     
  16. bobblebooey

    bobblebooey Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    5,299
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    7,813
     
    AuntieSocial and Dorb like this.
  17. skylarbrie

    skylarbrie VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    37,791
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    12,183
    Likes Received:
    8,949
    is water wet
     
  18. underbocky

    underbocky Active Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2013
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    132
    the tree doesnt exist until "you" observe it whether its falling or not, you could be miles away and see it fall and still hear no sound at which point you could assume sound as encoded within you is the sound of a tree falling or your right there hearing the soundd of what all of your life experience has taught you to expect vis-a-vis a tree falling :dontknow:
     
  19. Mr Vengeance

    Mr Vengeance Ladies love cool V. VIP

    Reputations:
    6,899
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    8,909
    Likes Received:
    13,785
    Boy, this is some fucking thread.....
     
  20. Bristol Chicken

    Bristol Chicken Free Range and Loving It

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2013
    Messages:
    3,619
    Likes Received:
    13,709
    Yes, we need to know is the tree African or European?

    [​IMG]
     
    blindbella likes this.