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#1 12 years ago

The following is supposedly 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 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 somevariant.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 2 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."

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY A

I thought this was a good laugh. Gotta have some balls to turn in that paper to your professor. Sorry if its been posted before.




Master Chief 14

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#2 12 years ago

Kind of a silly question but it would be hot in hell.




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#3 12 years ago

I have my doubts as to whether it was actually put forward as an essay, but it's still a good 'un never-the-less. It does seem to get around quite a lot though.

Master Chief 14Kind of a silly question but it would be hot in hell.

Did... did anyone else just hear an aeroplane zoom by? :p




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#4 12 years ago

i fucked your mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Jackthehammer

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#5 12 years ago

:banplz: kiddo

I dont believe in hell nor heaven, dead is dead and thats the end.:rolleyes:




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#6 12 years ago

and your gay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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#7 12 years ago

:rofl: Man now thats funny! Wish I got a question like that on my exam!


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ripper2.0

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#8 12 years ago

Alot of books and sites and ancient mythology suggest that Hell is indeed "Hot" what would it be without it's lava and burning [COLOR=black]sulphur?[/COLOR]




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#9 12 years ago
jackthehammer:banplz: kiddo I dont believe in hell nor heaven, dead is dead and thats the end.:rolleyes:

I love it when atheists push their views on everyone by telling the world to stop keeping them, the atheist, down by talking about God, religion, or the afterlife. Stop bitching, if you do not want to participate, then leave.

Ancient Greeks thought Hell, rather Hades, was a cold and dark place. I personally believe that it must be terribly hot.




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#10 12 years ago
jackthehammer:banplz: kiddo I dont believe in hell nor heaven, dead is dead and thats the end.:rolleyes:

Whooosh! There goes another one! There must be an airshow on today or something.