The answer to that questioned depends on whether you're an intellectualist or a voluntarist (two groups of philosophical thinkers back from the 16'th century.) What it can be boiled down to is what you believe the salient property of God is. an intellectualist would claim that God is logical, and governed by the rules of logic. In other words not even God could make a round square.
the voluntarists were the blokes over in England that claimed that God's salient property was his will-- in other words whatever God wills, will happen. This meant that all scientific data was only a testament for the moment it was done, however it was not to be relied upon as proof for future reference. Out of this arose questions such as If a tree falls in the woods does it make a sound.
An intellectualist would say yes it does based on the fact that it makes a sound when it is observed and the absence of an observer would not change any of circumstances where the sound is produced.
The voluntarists would say that you cannot answer that question; it is possible that a tree could fall in the woods and not make a sound if God wills it as such.
lol no, they poke her with their branches until shes can roll hard enuf to get up.
#=to the amount of balls you have
Tomorrow, I'm getting into this little debate. At the moment, I'm too tired.
Would an imagined tree in an imaginary world make an imaginary sound though?
it depends on how the question is viewed. scientifically the tree falling still sends out a frequency of waves which is what your ear picks up as vibration and interprets into sound. this raises the question on the opposing side. if sound is just waves that are interpreted by an ear but there is no ear around to interpret it is it still a sound or simply waves in the air. can there be sound if there is no ear and message to the brain to interpret vibration is the final question. you be the judge.
excluding the critters