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- Added: June 2004
The following is supposedly an actual question given on a university
chemistry exam. The answer by one student was so profound that the
professor shared it with colleagues, Bonus Question: Is Hell
exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the
students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools
when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.
One student, however, wrote the following:
First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time So
need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate
at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that
once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave.Therefore, no souls are
leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the
different Religions that exist in the world today. Most of these
religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you
will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and
since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project
that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we
can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.
Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because
Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell
to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately
souls are added. This gives two possibilities:
1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls
enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase
until all Hell breaks loose.
2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls
Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes
So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Txxxxxx
Gxxxxxx during my Freshman year that, "it will be a cold day in
before I sleep with you", and take into account the fact that I slept
with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure
that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary
this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is
not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct...leaving
Heaven thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains
why, last night, she kept shouting "Oh my God."
> THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY "A"
Hell is a CELTA course
well uh..yh !! lets pretend we all got the msge..but still u didnt answer the Q!!!
I -braggin lol- think that HELL is athermic!! JK ;-)