If A Tree Falls In The Forest Does It Make A Sound – Take II

If a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound is a philosophical question involving observation and reality.  The question has been around since about 1890 when Alexander T. Jackson, one of the great minds of the 20th century, first posed it?

The conundrum in the question is where Alexander states that no one is around, so how the heck are you going to know?  Philosophers like to do this kind of thing to mess with people’s minds – it’s what they do best.  But two can play that game.  You can pose all kinds of questions like that.

For example, after careful thought, here’s one I came up with.  If a politician is talking, and no one is around, is he still lying?  Ponder on that for a while.

Meanwhile, back to the tree falling conundrum for a moment.  Due to some serious WoodChips roots on the ground investigative reporting, at last we have the definitive answer. It’s obvious from the cartoon, which is our unshakeable evidence, that trees go to school to learn this stuff and the answer is no, they don’t make a sound.

That’s not to say they don’t want to make a sound.  The natural sound they would make without all this formal training is… OUCH G#%#$MMIT!!!

So remember this serious research the next time you hear Alex’s silly question.  And remember you heard it here first at www.TheWoodChips.com.

You can learn more about this burning question at the link below.  Just two points before you go check it out.  First, don’t believe everything you read on the “internets” – except the WoodChips stuff, of course.  And second, be prepared to have your eyes crossed with the metaphysical bullchip – some people really take this stuff seriously.  Anyhow, here’s the link –  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_a_tree_falls_in_a_forest.

Okay, back already?

So our question for the day is, “have you heard a tree fall in the forest, and did it make a sound?”  Huh???

Possible answers may be…

1. Yes, I heard a tree fall in the forest and it didn’t make a sound
2. No, I didn’t hear a tree fall in the forest, but it did make a sound

and the all-important third choice of

1.b. I’m neither for nor against trees falling in the forest

You can reply by clicking this article’s title and entering comments.

Have a great day – J. Daniel

P.S.  I almost forgot to answer the all-important question about the politician, i.e. if a politician is talking, and nobody is around, is he still lying?

The answer is YES.

General rule of thumb – if a politicians lips are moving, he is lying.

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