Originally posted by billyjoinedat2k8
"If a tree falls and nobody is around to hear it did it just happen"?
1.Every thing creates a sound so the tree hitting the floor creates sound waves but if nobody hears them do they exist.So does anything exist out of our conscience mind.
2.Or everything that is out of your existence at that moment isnt real atall and doesnt exist so the woods that the tree doesnt exist the grass surrounding the tree doesnt exist and the tree itself doesnt exist so even though it fell it never fell cause it doesnt exist.
3.It does exist because it left a hole in the ground and branches everywhere but you never saw the tree fall so your mind created the branches and the hole so therefore the tree doesnt exist but your mind created an excuse for the hole in the ground so to you the tree exists but to the universe it doesnt.
4.The tree exists no matter what the hole in the ground and the branches everywhere is proof that the tree fell end of story.
Which is more likely
Yes, when it falls it does make a sound. No human may be near enough to become aware of the event, but it certainly ocurs. "The Universe" is aware of the event, that is all that is necessary.
The Tree knew it fell.
The ground knew.
The bugs and animals knew.
Reality both exists, and doesn't exist simultaneously.