If A Tree Falls In An Empty Forrest - Does It Make A Sound??

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Postby Alice » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:15 pm

I think alot of pepole are missing the point of this riddle. It's a very old riddle that deals with perception vs "reality". Newer versions include:

If the whole world goes mad does that make everybody sane?
and
If something dissapears and nobody remembers it, was it ever there?

The answer tends to rely on what you believe to be "the observer", pepole, or something else. Some who say no would even expand on the theory and say that the tree hadn't really fallen down until someone saw it. Because the probability that it had still wasn't 100% until sombody observed the change in probibility.

Sorry, I'm starting on the cat in the box theory arent I?
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