Today's theme was silence, and it sparked lots of conversation. For example, does the tree falling in the woods make a noise if no one is listening? It turns out that a scientific explanation - i.e. that an ear is required to register noise - provides a straightforward answer; however, this question has more value in philosophy. In discussing the philosophical side, we had to consider the role of the living in the wider universe, and to question what occurs beyond our senses.
Our one prepared speech was given by Thomas today, concerning the different methods of crafting one's words to convey information. When should we use the socratic method or the reflective method, as opposed to saying immediately saying what we mean?