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Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
« on: September 30, 2008, 07:32:59 PM »
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."

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+!

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Re: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 08:17:40 PM »
I saw this a while back in my high school physics classroom.  It still makes me chuckle. ;D  Along with the story of the student who convinced his classmates that Di-hydrogen Oxide (Think about it for a second) was massively toxic to humans.

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Re: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 10:07:34 PM »
I would have passed him for the whole semester.

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Re: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 10:26:33 PM »
I saw this a while back in my high school physics classroom.  It still makes me chuckle. ;D  Along with the story of the student who convinced his classmates that Di-hydrogen Oxide (Think about it for a second) was massively toxic to humans.
Oh noes I'm allergic to that! ;)

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Re: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008, 05:31:37 PM »
Ah, but consider that in an environment with a large quantity of dihydrogen monoxide, most aerobic lifeforms would perish shortly.

(My apologies if what I just posted is considered necroposting- I didnt notice the last post date until after I hit save.)
« Last Edit: October 29, 2008, 05:32:41 PM by Mabmoro »

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Re: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008, 11:05:20 PM »


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.

Snatched the words right out of my mouth. Outstanding.  8)

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Re: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008, 07:22:07 AM »
Snatched the words right out of my mouth. Outstanding.  8)
No only one wins. So someone's going to win out. There's always a winner I've got everything on God personally. Of course, you wouldn't have to worry about Hinduism, no one goes to hell. They just get reincarnated as a worm or something.

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Re: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 07:29:02 AM »
Sorry folks, before this goes any further, this is a Comedy thread.

I appreciate your comments, but take the religous discussion over to the politics and religion board.

Thanks

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Re: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2008, 10:12:47 PM »
OK, this is hilarious, I agree, he deserved that A+.

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Re: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2008, 11:27:30 PM »
OK, this is hilarious, I agree, he deserved that A+.

I tend to agree. My view is whether Hell is expanding or not, there's only going to be a finite stream of souls into it, as humans aren't going to be around forever.

If god made hell, and he being the creator and knowing human nature...I'll assume he made it quite large to start with.  :-\