It is an age-old question: If a tree falls in a forest, and there’s no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? It is a philosophical thought experiment, sometimes followed by questions regarding observation and perception.

Among the online responses/reactions I viewed, this is my favorite: “If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, I hope it lands on a philosophy professor.”


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Gary Miller

The sound has nothing to do with it being heard. It's a vibration of air that doesn't need to be heard. Heard or not it still is. And the egg was before the chicken. The first chicken hatched from an egg. Produced by a bird that wasn't a chicken.

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