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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

yes
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65%
no
67
35%
 
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Re: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it,

Post by Hereandnow » March 18th, 2019, 8:26 pm

It only goes on forever angryy, if you can make sense any part of the scenario occurring “outside” perceptual conditions. If no one is around who is there to make meaning of the event?

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Re: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it,

Post by angryy » March 20th, 2019, 1:45 pm

Hereandnow wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 8:26 pm
It only goes on forever angryy, if you can make sense any part of the scenario occurring “outside” perceptual conditions. If no one is around who is there to make meaning of the event?
:oops: The creator.

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Re: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it,

Post by Hereandnow » March 20th, 2019, 5:42 pm

God is in the quad, eh? That’s Berkeley’s Idealism. But if things are there in the mind of god vs there’s are just there, what is the difference between the two aside from the “invisible” contribution made by interpreting things as god’s ideas? The latter is an article of faith only. Or is there more?

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