If a tree falls in the forest with no one around to hear it does it still make a sound?

Oh, no, you don’t. This is one of those pointlessly endless questions with an answer that depends on how you define sound.

If you define sound as “vibrations within a certain frequency,” then the answer is yes.

If you define it as “something perceived by an ear,” then the answer is no.

So to answer the question, ff a tree falls in the forest with no one around to hear it does it still make a sound? It depends.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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