Tuesday, August 01, 2006

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody's there to hear it....

Maybe the question has already been answered and I missed it, but I think I can now at least speak somewhat authoritatively on the subject of trees falling in the forest. Yesterday as I hiked along the Moore's Wall trail at Hanging Rock, I stopped to take in the scenery. Almost as soon as I stopped, I heard terrific rustling in a tree. I prepared to see some big bird fly out of a tree. Instead, I see a swaying tree top and the next thing I know, the tree comes crashing down a safe distance away. Apparently a storm had already battered the tree and its time to go had come. I now say that a tree makes a sound even if no one is around.


Blogger Roch101 said...

Are you nobody? You heard, therefore you are.

Blogger jimcaserta said...

Yeah, you were there.

Blogger Glenn said...

Thanks for jumping into the philosophical discussion. I'm relying on my very limited knowledge of physics. The sound waves are there.


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