Post Number:#151 April 12th, 2012, 5:05 pm
Xris wrote:So a deaf man screaming for help is not screaming if no one hears him?
Screaming is not defined by the sound, but the act of attempting to make that sound, even if that attempt fails.
-- Updated April 12th, 2012, 4:11 pm to add the following --
Misty wrote:Sound is traveling energy vibrations - If two people share a home and one is a hearing person and the other one is deaf, and there was a home invasion, the hearing person heard it but the deaf person did not - was there a sound????
Sound does not have to be heard to be sound - just like a tree (or anything else) does not have to be seen to exist.
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around does it make a sound? This a common sense question.
The intensity of the sound when heard of course depends on the quality of the receiver(s).
I am going to do my best to explain this. I had the same problem with this too. When you imagine a vibration, do you see it as something as a different colour than what is actually being vibrated? I used to. But you have to realize it is actually the shaking of the object itself.
Could you give a definition of common sense?
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