According to some postings on the net, the next question would have been to a chemistry exam at a well known university. The answer given by one of the students was so “profound” that the teacher shared it with their colleagues on the Internet, and so we had the pleasure of knowing it.
Supplemental question: Is the Hell exothermic (emitting heat) or endothermic (absorbing heat)?
To prove their opinion, most students have used Boyle’s law, which says that a gas cools when it expands and gets warm when compressed, or something like that.
But one of the students wrote the following:
First of all, we need to know how the hell size changes in time. So we need to know the rate at which the souls enter Hell in comparison with the rate of those who leave Hell. I think we can assume with enough certainty that once a soul reaches Hell, it never comes out. Therefore no soul comes out of Hell.
As for the rate of those who enter, let’s look at the different religions that exist today in the world. Most of these religions say that if you are not an adept of them, you will end up in Hell.
Given that there is more than one such religion and how people are not adepts of several religions simultaneously, we can estimate that all souls go to hell. Given the rates of births and deaths, we can say that the number of souls in Hell grows exponentially.
Now we have to look at the volume of Hell. Because Boyle’s law says that because Hell’s temperature remains constant, the volume of Hell must increase proportionally with the number of souls that enter.
This shows that there are two possibilities:
1. If Hell expands at a lower rate than the one with which the souls enter, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase so much that eventually Hell will be triggered on the earth.
2. If Hell expands at a higher rate than the one with which souls enter into, then the temperature and pressure will decrease until Hell is freezing.
So which one is it?
If I accept the postulate that Sandra gave me in my first year of college, “it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,” and considering that I slept with her last night, then the the second hypothesis must be the correct one. Therefore, I’m sure hell is endothermic and has already frozen.
The corollary of this theory is that, since Hell has frozen, it results that it no longer accepts any soul and disappears … leaving only Heaven, which therefore proves the existence of a divine being – which explains why, last night, Sandra yelled “My God!”
This student was the only one who took 10.