Science, ain't nuttin' like it...

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  1. Gunfyter

    Gunfyter New Member

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    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 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 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
    :D :D :D
  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

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    ROTFLMAO! :D :D :D :D :D
  3. ibtrukn

    ibtrukn New Member

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    very good GF, in fact IB mite say outstanding..................
    mite that is..... :cool:
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