Mind = Blown. It's true.. According to our understanding of Quantum Mechanics and particle waves, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to see or h
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Mind = Blown

It's true.

According to our understanding of Quantum
Mechanics and particle waves, if a tree falls
in the forest and no one is around to see or
hear it it will not only make a sound, but also
not make a sound. By the same token it
will fall, but will also not fall as all outcomes
are within the realm of possibility until it is
actually observed.
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Submitted: 06/20/2012
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User avatar #4 - vinyls (06/20/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Well the double split experiment shows us that matter is only exists how we perceive it there for when no one is around to see a certain tree fall there potentially couldn't be a tree there at all.
#20 - anunoriginalname (06/21/2012) [+] (1 reply)
I still think this is a ******** answer. You're basically saying "I don't know, why not both?"
#37 - crackboots (06/21/2012) [-]
observation isn't the scientific term for looking at something, but for interaction between any amount of particles.

so light and the air around the tree also "observe" it, meaning the tree DOES fall and make a sound
User avatar #33 - eloschmidt **User deleted account** (06/21/2012) [-]
this is a little like Schrodinger's cat
#32 - RussianEmp (06/21/2012) [-]
Like Schrodinger's Cat, the tree exists in a super position that our observation of the situation forces the universe to collapse and make a decision?

Pic related mfw thinking about this...
#31 - doctorhobo (06/21/2012) [-]
And this is what it takes to amaze funnyjunkers with new astounding facts.
User avatar #25 - taokami (06/21/2012) [-]
and so schrodinger's cat applies, I feel smart
User avatar #16 - aldheim (06/21/2012) [-]
God I hate this theory.
It's like troll science gone too far, almost.
User avatar #13 - imakejewburgers (06/21/2012) [-]
It also says that our minds imagine the entire universe and that when we close our eyes it all disappears.
User avatar #12 - InsertFunnyPhrase (06/21/2012) [-]
Someone fully grasped the meaning of Schrodinger's Cat.
User avatar #22 - tenaciousjon (06/21/2012) [-]
That's actually pretty accurate, if nobody is around to declare a true answer, the answer is basically both, since both are possible.
Yea, I know, I know, it's a very "I dunno" answer, but it's true, nonetheless.
User avatar #19 - anonemous (06/21/2012) [+] (1 reply)
**** this I'm going drinking.....
#18 - Womens Study Major (06/21/2012) [-]
it's like schrodinger's cat you never know the outcome unless u open the box or in this case observe the tree falling
#15 - crilleballe (06/21/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Sorry bro, but this is complete ******** , and i can't believe nobody pointed it out before.
Of course tree that falls make a sound. Sure nobody may hear it, but it still makes the sound. All this is is a comparison to a phenomenon happening in the quantum universe. The phenomenon being how electrons can be both electrons and photons at the same time, and is both at all times, until something affects it or is affected by it. (For example, when we try to look at it.)
#14 - Womens Study Major (06/21/2012) [-]
Only humans could be so conceited as to think that the physical laws of the universe work only when they observe it. Some morons need to develop object permanence..
User avatar #11 - sinfeeder (06/21/2012) [-]
brb, putting my cat in a box
#10 - Womens Study Major (06/21/2012) [-]
is the sound a technical detail or a matter of perception?
if its a matter of perception, someone has to be there to hear it.
if you count the sound as a manipulation of air waves and molecules bouncing off each other, then no one has to be there for a sound to exist
#9 - Womens Study Major (06/20/2012) [-]
So.... Schrodinger's Cat?
#8 - aqwrules (06/20/2012) [-]
This deserves front page if it were funny however it still deserves thumbs.
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