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    A serious discussion

    If a tree falls in a forest and there isn't anyone around to hear it fall, does it make a noise?

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    Did you hear something?
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    No.

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    Me neither. Must not have happened.
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    zombie serious

    Often shortened to zomberious, zombie serious is the sheer pinnacle of serious.There is no seriousness more serious than zombie serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    zombie serious

    Often shortened to zomberious, zombie serious is the sheer pinnacle of serious.There is no seriousness more serious than zombie serious.
    That's weird. I always thought dead serious was more serious than Zombie serious?

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    Yes, it makes noise. Noise or sound is simply vibrations through a medium. A tree hitting the ground will certainly cause vibrations, thus, noise.

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    But if no one is there to recieve said vibrations, it doesn't count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    But if no one is there to recieve said vibrations, it doesn't count.
    the vibrations are still there. Just because they don't pass into a detector doesn't mean they're nonexistent.

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    Bring us a shrubbery!!!

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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    the vibrations are still there. Just because they don't pass into a detector doesn't mean they're nonexistent.
    ahhhh not quite. I suggest to you Shrodinger's cat theory. Something does not exist unless someone is there to observe it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger's_cat
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    ahhhh not quite. I suggest to you Shrodinger's cat theory. Something does not exist unless someone is there to observe it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger's_cat
    I thought that was Heisenberg's Hotdog theory!
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    If a man is all alone in the woods without a woman within a thousand miles, is he still wrong?

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    Of course! duh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    ahhhh not quite. I suggest to you Shrodinger's cat theory. Something does not exist unless someone is there to observe it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger's_cat
    That sort of thinking hurts my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Yes, it makes noise. Noise or sound is simply vibrations through a medium. A tree hitting the ground will certainly cause vibrations, thus, noise.
    you damned scientist types!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadhils View Post
    If a tree falls in a forest and there isn't anyone around to hear it fall, does it make a noise?
    I asked the Forrest critters, they said yes.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadhils View Post
    If a tree falls in a forest and there isn't anyone around to hear it fall, does it make a noise?
    *William Shatner voice-over*

    Clearly we cannot answer this question until we have specific definitions for "tree", "anyone" and "noise". What kind of tree? A large tree? A small tree? One nearing the end of its lifespan? One that has been brought to an untimely end by an industrious Castoridae? Have beavers achieved true consciousness? These, and many other questions, remain unanswered....

    *cue Unsolved Mysteries theme music*
    Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick Willie
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    *William Shatner voice-over*

    Clearly we cannot answer this question until we have specific definitions for "tree", "anyone" and "noise". What kind of tree? A large tree? A small tree? One nearing the end of its lifespan? One that has been brought to an untimely end by an industrious Castoridae? Have beavers achieved true consciousness? These, and many other questions, remain unanswered....

    *cue Unsolved Mysteries theme music*
    You can only do Shatner if you wear a wig and a girdle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    *William Shatner voice-over*

    Clearly we cannot answer this question until we have specific definitions for "tree", "anyone" and "noise". What kind of tree? A large tree? A small tree? One nearing the end of its lifespan? One that has been brought to an untimely end by an industrious Castoridae? Have beavers achieved true consciousness? These, and many other questions, remain unanswered....

    *cue Unsolved Mysteries theme music*
    Holy mixed references Batman!


    ^not shatner. Robert Stack
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    ahhhh not quite. I suggest to you Shrodinger's cat theory. Something does not exist unless someone is there to observe it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger's_cat
    Incorrect. You can make reasonable assumptions about the world. If cats naturally came in completely sealed, sound proof boxes, you could assume that the next box will contain a cat.

    We know that observations of tree falling have concluded that they cause vibrations that our ears pick up as noise. We can then reasonable assume that any tree falling will cause similar vibrations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    That sort of thinking hurts my head.
    It's definitely awe inspiring.
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    ahhh, crap. "Rescue 911" was always on after "Unsolved Mysteries".
    Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
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