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ericman123

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Something I've been pondering. If a tree falls on a forest ranger in the woods and nobody's around to hear him scream, does he still make a sound?
 

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well if he is screming, you'd think he is making a sound. Just no one can here him.
 

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he can hear himself... provided he's not dead but then he wouldnt be screaming...
 
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It all depends on whether or not he does, in fact, scream.

You said "and nobody's around to hear him scream," yet you said nothing about him actually screaming.
 

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Darklight said:
he can hear himself... provided he's not dead but then he wouldnt be screaming...
Think about the scream traveling into infinity. If no one's around to perceive the sound then why should it even exist. This assumption does not consider the beavers that chewed the tree down to begin with hearing his cries of torment. They don't count.

Edit/addition: He screams when it lands on him, but cannot himself hear it due to the blood that fills his ears.
 

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ericman123 said:
Think about the scream traveling into infinity. If no one's around to perceive the sound then why should it even exist. This assumption does not consider the beavers that chewed the tree down to begin with hearing his cries of torment. They don't count.

Edit/addition: He screams when it lands on him, but cannot himself hear it due to the blood that fills his ears.
Because, when we are dying we dont think about that shit. All we care about is living...
 

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I'm_Darth_Vader said:
Because, when we are dying we dont think about that shit. All we care about is living...
Does that mean that the tree makes no sound due to his blinding will to live?
 

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Sure his scream makes a sound. Sound doesn't exist because of humans.

Besides, what'd he ever do to the tree?
 

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UberSkippy said:
Sure his scream makes a sound. Sound doesn't exist because of humans.

Besides, what'd he ever do to the tree?
He tried to chop the fucker down... Who knows, maybe th tree got pist fell on the guy purposly...
 

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I'm_Darth_Vader said:
He tried to chop the fucker down... Who knows, maybe th tree got pist fell on the guy purposly...
No dude.....those where the beavers that gnawed the tree down. The tree, in anger, needed retribution for it's untimely demise and took it's aggression out on the ranger smoking a oney in his jeep.
 

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ericman123 said:
No dude.....those where the beavers that gnawed the tree down. The tree, in anger, needed retribution for it's untimely demise and took it's aggression out on the ranger smoking a oney in his jeep.
Fucking Taters....
 

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ericman123 said:
Something I've been pondering. If a tree falls on a forest ranger in the woods and nobody's around to hear him scream, does he still make a sound?

If forced air escapes through his lungs and into his larnyx, yes.

A ranger would not be chopping down a tree anyways.
A tree would not simply fall on someone because it chooses too. That would uproot itself and its damn hard to get back up when you are made of unbending wood.

A more important question:

If a man is drinking beer with the music on, is his girl still nagging at him?
 
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