"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
Science says no. The experience of sound is an interpretation of air pressure variations detected by sensory organs and created by the brain. Consciousness parses data then generates noise and harmony. Sound is one framework among others for understanding the universe.
In the East, it is said you have to be better attuned to yourself in order to better enjoy the music.
Also, good morning.
@ice science assumes that if you do the same thing, you get the same result, and that theories are checked by falsifying them.
Something as hard to measure, hard to define, mercurial, subjective and personal as experiencing sensations are at best at the edges of science. Something you might try to say something about using those theories.
So science would prefer to refer to sound, the physical phenomenon first, rather than the thing it can't say things easily about.
@ice for light we have light, the physical thing, a picture, which talks about a picture is formed and "a sight" implying someone/-thing experiences it.
Though language can be pretty contextual..
@ice @raboof i am too lazy for that, see this article https://theamericanscholar.org/a-new-theory-of-the-universe/
Science doesn't "need" to answer questions about consciousness/experiencing/etc about which it indeed does not have an answer. I think he is searching for a religion.
Also he seems confused, equation general relativity with _much_ more speculative theories. GR is seen in various ways https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tests_of_general_relativity ) suppose if he is confused the way above he might not distinguish between weak-field and strong field tests.
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