Is Hell exothermic or endothermic ?

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  1. KickChick

    KickChick Valued Member

    College Exam Question About Hell

    The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :


    Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs

    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 we 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 Boyle's Law
    states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as 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 in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

    So which is it?

    If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year
    that, "It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you," and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.

    The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh my God."

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    pulp fiction TKD fighter

  3. warriorofanart

    warriorofanart Valued Member

    A well earned A.
  4. narcsarge

    narcsarge Masticated Whey

    KC that was priceless! :D
  5. Lily

    Lily Valued Member

    Hahaha! I've seen that before but its always funny :p

    I personally hope that its really hot in hell as I don't do too well in the cold.
  6. Doppleganger

    Doppleganger Valued Member

    LOL. Nice one.

    Is that really true though or just made up.
  7. narcsarge

    narcsarge Masticated Whey

    You're too cute Lilly! I bet you also like that all over tan too!
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2006
  8. Emil

    Emil Valued Member

    Hahahahahaha I Love It!
  9. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    Yep, seen it (or something very close to it) before here :)
  10. armanox

    armanox Kick this Ginger...

    Way to go with logical reasoning.
  11. blippy

    blippy New Member

    :confused: "be jesus this one baffled me how bout you"
    :eek: "how the devil should i know"
    this one plays outside curriculum game
  12. Lily

    Lily Valued Member

    Narc - Wouldn't you like to know! :Angel: ;)
  13. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    This shows that facts don't always win an argument, its HOW you use those facts.

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