If a tree falls in the forest and there is nobody around to hear it, does it make a sound?
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I believe that if there is nobody (and nothing) around to hear a tree fall in the forest, then we cannot know for sure if it makes a sound, in a similar way that a cat in a box, while unobserved, is both alive ad dead, according to Schrodinger.
The question asked was: If a tree falls in the forest and there is nobody around to hear it, does it make a sound? You are against this. This means that if a tree falls ect..... it doesn't make a sound. Both of your reasons are showing uncertainty (either we don't know or it can be both) whereas your claim was certainty (it doesn't make a sound) thus you are not being the con. You are right that "we cannot know for sure" if the tree makes a sound but this doesn't mean that we can know for sure that it doesn't . However, there is reason to assume that the tree does make a sound since we know that when people are around trees, they make sounds when they fall, and there is no reason to think that vicinity of people change the way sound works. In the case with Schrödinger and his cat, the tree would make a sound and not make a sound, whereas you only claim that the tree does not make a sound. By the way why did you ask me to be in your debate?
I invited you to this argument to help you get enough debates to vote. =)
You could also say that because the tree causes vibrations in the air and on the ground as it moves to fall, it must make a sound.
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Vote Placed by TrasguTravieso 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: The only person to really make an argument was Con on his first post. Other than that neither really debated and simply posited semantic disagreements. Con ended up offering a possible argument to Pro, which Pro in turn incorrectly took as a concession. I don't really want to give anyone full points for this one, but Con did indeed win, so I will just give him points for spelling and grammar
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