From an anonymous but reliable source:
A thermodynamics professor wrote a
take home exam
for his graduate students. It had one question: "Is hell exothermic or
endothermic? Support your answer with a proof."
Most of the students wrote proofs of
using Boyle's Law or some variant. One student, however wrote the
First, we postulate that if souls exist,
then they must
have some mass. If they do, then a mole of souls can also have a
So, at what rate are souls moving
into hell and at
what rate are souls leaving? I think that we can safely assume that
a soul gets to hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are
As for souls entering hell, lets look
at the different
religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state
that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to hell.
there are more than one of these religions and people do not belong to
more than one religion, we can project that all people and all souls go
to hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the
of souls in hell to increase exponentially.
Now, we look at the rate of change in the
volume of hell.
Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in
to stay the same, the ratio of the mass of souls and volume needs to
So, if hell is expanding at a slower
rate than the
rate at which souls enter hell, then the temperature and pressure in
will increase until all hell breaks loose.
Of course, if hell is expanding at a
than the increase of souls in hell, then the temperature and pressure
drop until hell freezes over.
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