On 11/5/2012 2:30 PM, Roger Clough wrote:
Hi Stephen P. King

A tape recorder could prove your theory wrong.

A tape recorder is an example of an observer of sounds, so no, my theory stands.


Berkeley finally gave in and said that realism
was acceptable because God could see or hear it.


Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
11/5/2012
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen


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On 11/5/2012 10:35 AM, Roger Clough wrote:
Hi Stephen P. King

Infallibility isn't involved. The typical textbook
explanation for realism is, "if a tree falls in a
forest and nobody is there to hear it, would it
make a sound?"

A realist (such as me) would say "yes."
      The logician in me would say "no!" Because a sound is something
that must be capable of being heard to exist. If no one is truly around,
then the noise that the tree might make cannot be heard and thus there
is not a sound.


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