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    Web Ho - Design B!tch ~Michelle's Avatar
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    Explanation of 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 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, 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."

    "All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy."
    "Work to become, not to acquire." -- Confucius

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    Member cgates's Avatar
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    I love this. haha
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    Now that's a term paper worth an "A"
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    OOOPS just realized was an old POST, LOL GethsemeneRose's Avatar
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    I remember seeing this about 20 years ago when I was in Nuclear Power School.
    :gnome: [URL][/URL] :gnome: As for me and my SITE we shall serve the LORD!

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    You want HELL - you should visit my place right when my 4 kids come home from school.

    I live in a (lovable) hell!

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