If a tree falls in a forest when there is no one around, does it make sound?

Yes, I've been pondering this question for some time now. So, tell me: If a tree falls in forest and there is no one to hear it fall, does it make sound? Is sound merely recorded by the hearer? Or does it exist throughout space and time? I've heard both sides of the argument succeed. Of course, the most logical... show more Yes, I've been pondering this question for some time now. So, tell me: If a tree falls in forest and there is no one to hear it fall, does it make sound? Is sound merely recorded by the hearer? Or does it exist throughout space and time? I've heard both sides of the argument succeed. Of course, the most logical answer would to think that it exists whether it is heard or not, but it is assumed that one must think deeper than that.
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