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Commander Data
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If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Perhaps not, some say.
And if someone is there to hear it? If you think that means it obviously did make a sound, you might need to revise that opinion."

"in quantum mechanics – one of our two most fundamental scientific theories, together with Einstein's theory of relativity – that throws doubt on some common-sense ideas about physical reality."


When someone observes an event happening, it really happened.
It is possible to make free choices, or at least, statistically random choices.
A choice made in one place can't instantly affect a distant event. (Physicists call this "locality".)

Quantum mechanics works extremely well to describe the behaviour of tiny objects, such as atoms or particles of light (photons). But that behaviour is … very odd.
In many cases, quantum theory doesn't give definite answers to questions such as "where is this particle right now?" Instead, it only provides probabilities for where the particle might be found when it is observed.

Now I have always had an interest in the quantum world but I freely admit to struggling with understanding it's weird revelations. Thought you guys may enjoy this article.




awestruck
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
bah humbug


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Dat Boi Bruce
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
There's a lot of big words in there


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blueridgeTiger
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?


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Trumansfangs
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Perhaps not, some say.
And if someone is there to hear it? If you think that means it obviously did make a sound, you might need to revise that opinion."




immobileman
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Yes


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TigerLunatik
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Pics or it didn't happen.


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piggilicious
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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Now I have always had an interest in the quantum world


Me too, Scott Bakuka was a dime piece back in the day,

That’s true, but your post is cool too.


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kywildcatfanone
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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forrest



bluedragon
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Member since May 2020
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
When Paul Bunyan chopped off the top of Devil's Tower and it fell in the forest ...did anyone hear, other than the raccoon the tree fell on?


Trumansfangs
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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When Paul Bunyan chopped off the top of Devil's Tower and it fell in the forest ...did anyone hear, other than the raccoon the tree fell on?


No. the sound was muffled by Paul's diamond bit rock cutting saw winding down. It was high revs.


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Miznoz
Missouri Fan
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Member since Dec 2018
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Scientists don't even really understand it yet.

That's why you get mind numbingly stupid theories like the many world interpretation.

I have to tell you that's a lot of energy if every choice we make creates a brand new branched off universe.

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bluedragon
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
PHD's to remain in the club, are required to write a piece of trash once a year.

Sit through IEEE and you'll fall asleep during the Star Wars thought processes no one in the audience can understand.

I'm quite certain History and Geological PHD Clubs have similar requirements.


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Mr. Misanthrope
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
If a man says something in a forest and there isn't a woman there to hear it, is he still wrong?

Interesting article nevertheless.





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aujerm
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Quantum theory is some abstract shite. If anyone really wants their mind blown ready up on quantum entanglement.


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forestwhitackersgood
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Dallas
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
You're actually a LOT smarter than I thought Data...

Serious question for you, do you believe that our universe is a digital simulation of a MUCH larger reality? Do you believe in beings that have no locality? I mean intelligent beings that aren't bound by the 4 dimensional reality, in which we exist??
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Commander Data
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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do you believe that our universe is a digital simulation of a MUCH larger realit


It is a real possibility. I am more of an intelligent design guy. This question will likely never have a scientific answer I am afraid.

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Do you believe in beings that have no locality


I do believe it is possible as well. It's a big universe. It would probably blow our minds to know what all is out there.

Appreciate the kind comment btw. I am not smart at all. I have just been fascinated with the physical universe since my teenage years. I gobble up books and documenteries.
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MIZ_COU
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
you live in a simple world Truman. I imagine you find that comforting


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forestwhitackersgood
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Dallas
Member since Jun 2019
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
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Appreciate the kind comment btw. I am not smart at all. I have just been fascinated with the physical universe since my teenage years. I gobble up books and documenteries.


Humility is a great quality my friend... Don't know if you've ever heard of him, you might be interested in Dr. Chuck Missler. Great vids on youtube... I'm an intelligent design guy myself...


Clark14
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re: If a tree falls in the forrest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Yes,after standing all those years,they are allowed a sigh of relief.


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