Everything Old Is New Again

I ran across this alleged chemistry test answer this morning.

“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.

It’s baaaack.

It’s amusing. It seems like I first ran across that better than 20 years ago. But in a quick search this morning, the earliest iteration that popped up was merely a bit over 17 years old.

It’s variously attributed to a generic university student, University of Washington, or University of Arizona. Probably others; those were the ones I noticed.

Usually it’s just posted as a joke. But I found a few that took it absolutely seriously…

…as both proof of the nonexistence of Hell, and thus proof of the existence of God; and as proof of the nonexistence of Hell and therefore the nonexistence of God.

One of the seemingly serious ones — I think a pro-God post — started on a rant about the noncorporeal state of souls and whether Boyle’s Law applies. I got out of there before reading further. Either someone is a great troll, or he needs a life.

Some of the more recent iterations imply that this is from a recent college test. That’s fairly easy to disprove.

The answer isn’t prefaced with a rant about the concept of an immortal soul is an artifact of white male patriarchy.

It doesn’t begin with a 12-page exposition on determining the gender-identity of disembodied souls.

Compressed gas/souls would be “oppressurized,” while gases/souls of expanding volume would be “liberated.”

And did you notice that student assumed Theresa’s gender?

Yeah, this is silly. But I have no doubt my newsfeeds will shortly be chock full of infuriating BS, so I wanted to start my day on a lighter note. While I can.

Be glad I’m not posting cat videos. Yet.


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