exothermic or endothermic?
Support your answer with a proof."
Most of the students wrote proofs of
their beliefs using Boyle's Law or some variant. One student,
however wrote the following:
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 mass. So, at what rate are souls moving into hell and at
what rate are souls leaving?
I think that we can safely assume that
once 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. Since, 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 number of souls in hell to increase
Now, we look at the rate of change in
volume in hell. Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature
and pressure in hell to stay the same, the ratio of the mass of
souls and volume needs to stay constant.
So, if hell is expanding at a slower
rate than the rate at which soul s enter hell, then the temperature
and pressure in hell will increase until all hell breaks
Of course, if hell is expanding at a
rate faster than the increase of souls in hell, than the temperature
and pressure will drop until hell freezes over.
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