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Resolved: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, it does not make a sound.

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Started: 11/11/2008 Category: Science
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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fireimp_237

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While the main point to argue here is the science of vibration in sound, I believe there are more theories to cover and more science that agrees with the resolution, therefore I must as well agree with it, Resolved: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear, it does not make a sound. Thanks to whoever accepts this debate and heres to arguing unanswerable questions...
padlockcode

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Ill answer this topic in two points

1- First of all we must define what "sound" is
-- mechanical vibrations transmitted through an elastic medium, traveling in air at a speed of approximately 1087 ft. (331 m) per second at sea level. Dictionary.com
Therefore by this definition when a tree falls in the forest it does in fact make a "sound". Even though no body can hear it the sound wave still exists and will travel to the point where it dissipates.

2.- Second although it might be silly, you do not require a "body" to hear "sound" many machines can record sound and replay it. Proving that at one time, the sound did in fact exist.
Even though what the Aff might mean is "nothing" is around to hear it, they did not state this in the resolution which is the basis for this debate. We must stick to the resolution because if we do not then I could of posted a topic such as "pancakes ARE better than waffles!"
Debate Round No. 1
fireimp_237

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Debate Round No. 2
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