Archive | January, 2008

Is Hell Exothermic or Endothermic?

11 Jan

A true story. A thermodynamics professor had written 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 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 leaving.

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 exponentially.

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 souls enter hell, then the temperature and pressure in hell will increase until all hell breaks loose.

Of course, 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.

It was not  revealed what grade the student got.

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War of thoughts

8 Jan

Looking at the shining shadows of the windy clouds I feel the breeze of intelligence flowing seamlessly through each and every truthfully alive particle in this world. With that I flow, my heart mellows, my eyes reach for the birds of wisdom and try to hold on to their wings, I feel the flapping of their wings as if the monotonous laughter of a Yogi. A chirping nightingale lands onto my shoulder, I feel her weight but then I let go the thought of it being a burden and somehow I feel only the warmth of her legs and not her weight. I feel something changin in my body. I try to understand what it is but I cannot understand. It pains a little at first but then gradually the pain increases and takes over my whole body as if my body is a home for all the pain in this world. I close my eyes tight and try to concenterate on one and only one thought and that is the fact that pain does not exist, what exists is the human consciousness that “feels” the pain.

So what happens is ->

Crowded trains of thoughts running on my tentacled electrochemical rails are bumping into each other creating a havoc and chaos of emotions…I wanna get out of it…