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(KTVZ Bend)   If a tree falls on you in the forest, and no one is around to hear It, does it really make a sound?   (ktvz.com) divider line 32
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2010-12-16 11:50:52 AM  
Ask Schrödinger.
 
2010-12-16 12:23:08 PM  
Wow, he must have pissed god off.
 
2010-12-16 01:56:52 PM  
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I bet this guy knocked the tree over.
 
2010-12-16 01:57:56 PM  
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Y helo thar...
 
2010-12-16 02:03:36 PM  
A befitting end for a man of his timbre.
 
2010-12-16 02:05:00 PM  
There are two ways to look at the tree thing:

Solipsist - If I'm not there observing it, not only did it not make a sound, the tree didn't exist when I was looking at it. This is a useless position. It can't be tested. Whether it is true or not is irrelevant because we have no means to escape the jars containing our brains. Reality is what doesn't go away when you stop believing it. Reality is as real as it can be, or needs to be. We're stuck here in whatever level of VR this is, that means it is, in every way that matters, real.

Sensible - The tree's falling doesn't need an egocentric person there to hear it make a noise for it to make a noise. Things striking each other in an environment with air make noise. For this reason, Schrodinger's cat is either alive or it is dead. It is NOT both or neither. It is one or the other. The cat thing is a metaphor for quantum behavior. Not macro behavior. The cat knows it is alive, even if you don't. There's no need for a sapient being to open the box to make the cat have one state or the other.

Furthermore: 2+2=4 even if there's no-one to do the math and nothing to count.
 
2010-12-16 02:07:23 PM  
If it's a Christmas tree, "Ow, my balls!".
 
2010-12-16 02:07:30 PM  
Bummer for this guy. Must've been quite the experience, probably awakened by the tree's initial movement/dislodgement. By the time he's 1/2 awake enough to begin considering the situation in the pitch black... wham.


Careful site selection is rather important.
 
2010-12-16 02:09:18 PM  
That was close. I used to go to Glide Elementary.
 
2010-12-16 02:10:09 PM  
Furthermore: 2+2=4 even if there's no-one to do the math and nothing to count.


OUCH, I have a headache.
 
2010-12-16 02:10:54 PM  
I died in a VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!!
 
2010-12-16 02:12:55 PM  
apeiron242: For this reason, Schrodinger's cat is either alive or it is dead. It is NOT both or neither. It is one or the other. The cat thing is a metaphor for quantum behavior. Not macro behavior. The cat knows it is alive, even if you don't. There's no need for a sapient being to open the box to make the cat have one state or the other.


So you're saying that Schrodinger's cat is both a metaphor for quantum mechanics, and NOT a metaphor for quantum mechanics, at the same time?

And, I suppose, whether or not it is a metaphor is determined on observation...but depends on whether the observer is a quantum physicist, or a cat lover.

But what if they are both? Layers upon layers...
 
2010-12-16 02:16:40 PM  
jagec: apeiron242: For this reason, Schrodinger's cat is either alive or it is dead. It is NOT both or neither. It is one or the other. The cat thing is a metaphor for quantum behavior. Not macro behavior. The cat knows it is alive, even if you don't. There's no need for a sapient being to open the box to make the cat have one state or the other.


So you're saying that Schrodinger's cat is both a metaphor for quantum mechanics, and NOT a metaphor for quantum mechanics, at the same time?

And, I suppose, whether or not it is a metaphor is determined on observation...but depends on whether the observer is a quantum physicist, or a cat lover.

But what if they are both? Layers upon layers...


AAAAAAHHHH!!!! ZOMBIE CAT!!!!!
 
2010-12-16 02:17:21 PM  
Was the pope crapping?
 
2010-12-16 02:23:34 PM  
Was seen leaving the area....

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2010-12-16 02:29:49 PM  
www.ktvz.com

I can't wait to show this to the little kids on my street...

"Guys, did your parents tell you? This is really sad...but there won't be a Christmas this year...Santa died yesterday."
 
2010-12-16 02:32:08 PM  
YES, NOW STOP ASKING
 
2010-12-16 02:36:14 PM  
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2010-12-16 02:37:25 PM  
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2010-12-16 02:38:02 PM  
So he has a job, apparently been there 18 years, he could work from home, yet he chooses to sleep in his 12 year old van in the middle of the woods?

I gotta say, WTF?

And it is cold up in the north woods this time of year. Were they able to get his underage hook up partner out of the wreckage before the photos were taken?
 
2010-12-16 02:44:38 PM  
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Did he wake up dead then?

Mahalik: I heard Jamal from 90th street watched that tape last week and this mornin' he woke up dead!
CJ: How the hell do you wake up dead?
Mahalik: Cause' you're alive when you go to sleep.
CJ: So you're telling me you can go to bed dead and wake up alive?
Mahalik: You can't go to bed dead! That shiat would've been redundant.
CJ: No it would'nt cause' you can go to bed and not be dead, and you can die and not be in the bed.
Mahalik: But you are in the bed. That's how you wake up dead in the first place fool!
CJ: Damn! that's some quantum shiat right there man! You should be teaching classes!
 
2010-12-16 02:47:43 PM  
JohnCarter: So he has a job, apparently been there 18 years, he could work from home, yet he chooses to sleep in his 12 year old van in the middle of the woods?

I gotta say, WTF?


Some people really enjoy sleeping out. Nothing too shocking here. I was more surprised that his 3-day-a-week commute involves commuting across the cascades.
 
2010-12-16 02:58:12 PM  
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Bend man?
 
2010-12-16 02:58:40 PM  
If a Glide Elementary teacher farks a student and the kid doesn't tell anyone,did it really happen??
 
2010-12-16 03:20:08 PM  
Next up: Trees - The Silent Killers!
 
2010-12-16 04:00:54 PM  
If a man says something and a woman is not nearby to hear him, is he still wrong?
 
2010-12-16 04:00:57 PM  
bazinga.
 
2010-12-16 04:44:52 PM  
Was he dead for 127 hours?
 
2010-12-16 06:55:29 PM  
If a fat girl falls in the woods, do the trees laugh?
 
2010-12-16 07:57:13 PM  
if a man speaks in the forest and there is no woman there to hear. Is he still wrong?
 
2010-12-16 08:54:53 PM  
Suppose I accidentally got my sh_t together
Would I get a medal?
Or a pat on the back and a little feather
I could stick in my cap or pin it to my shirt
Go out in the yard and poke it in the dirt
Or leave it in the woods where it couldn't be found
If it fell over, would it make a sound?
And if it did, would it be the sound that you like?
Or should I do it over until I get it right?

You say everything I know is wrong
So do me a favor, and play along for a minute
As the rusty gears turn
Don't be alarmed if you smell something burning upstairs
It's a little BB rolling around in a box car
See us together

Maybe it wouldn't be hard to explain
If I only had a brain

(chorus)
Somewhere on a higher mental plain
{Somewhere On A Higher mental plain}
I might learn to come in from the rain
{I might learn to come in from the rain}
If I had a clue would I still be here with you?
{If I had a clue would I still be here with you?}
Gee whiz, if I only had a brain
{Gee Whiz, If I only had a brain}
 
2010-12-16 10:33:34 PM  
No, no, no, it goes like this:

If a tree falls on you in the forest, and nobody hears it, does it still hurt?

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(from an ep of Mad About You)
 
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