History Fanfic / HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality

1st May '16 4:17:53 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* DanBrowned: The author has a tendency to grossly simplify points that are actually under debate, and to simply state his preferred interpretation as unquestioned scientific truth. The most blatant is that his specific interpretation of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayes'_theorem Bayes' Theorum]] is not only treated as the only one, but as ''the same thing as the scientific method''.

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* DanBrowned: The author has a tendency to grossly simplify points that are actually under debate, and to simply state his preferred interpretation as unquestioned scientific truth. The most blatant is that his specific interpretation of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayes'_theorem Bayes' Theorum]] Theorum is not only treated as the only one, but as ''the same thing as the scientific method''.
23rd Apr '16 2:40:52 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* DanBrowned: The author has a tendency to grossly simplify points that are actually under debate, and to simply state his preferred interpretation as unquestioned scientific truth. The most blatant is that his specific interpretation of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayes'_theorem Bayes' Theorum]] is not only treated as the only one, but as ''the same thing as the scientific method''.
20th Apr '16 7:19:50 AM seska1729
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* EvilOverlordList: Quirrell made his own version of this.
16th Apr '16 8:01:49 PM billybobfred
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* EvilVsEvil: Draco believes (along most Slytherins, apparently) Dumbledore was the [[BigBad Greater Evil]] and that Voldemort and his Death Eaters, though bad, were the only people with a chance to stand up to him.

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* EvilVsEvil: EvilVersusEvil: Draco believes (along most Slytherins, apparently) Dumbledore was the [[BigBad Greater Evil]] and that Voldemort and his Death Eaters, though bad, were the only people with a chance to stand up to him.him.
* EvilVersusOblivion: Quirrell wants to rule the world, and is ''very'' concerned about the possibility of [[spoiler:Harry accidentally destroying it.]]
12th Apr '16 10:11:04 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* RewatchBonus: Dumbledore explains basically everything he knows about the plot in his first meeting with Harry, and calls Harry's ultimate fate [[spoiler: as being not a hero, but a very young Wise Old Wizard]]. He just intentionally fills it with nonsense to keep Harry from noticing. You can also tell the exact moment when he figures out [[spoiler: that Harry is basically a good Voldemort]] after the Incident at Potions.
20th Mar '16 4:30:19 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* KingmakerScenario: At the end of the lake battle [[spoiler: Blaise Zabini, who had fought for [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent all three sides]] over the course of the battle, is the last man standing at the end with the scores so close he can chose the winner. He forces a three-way draw.]]
19th Mar '16 5:06:57 AM rawling
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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: The way Time Turners work, you can't travel back to the day before, and the day ends at midnight. This makes the minutes right before midnight ideal for, say, committing a crime that then can't be properly investigated.
16th Mar '16 4:24:54 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ShapedLikeItself: "First years should note that the forest on the grounds is forbidden to all pupils. That is why it is called the Forbidden Forest. If it were permitted it would be called the Permitted Forest."

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* ShapedLikeItself: "First years should note that the forest on the grounds is forbidden to all pupils. That is why it is called the Forbidden Forest. If it were permitted it would be called the Permitted Forest."" This actually becomes a RunningGag, with the narration consistently calling the non-forbidden parts The Permitted Forrest for the rest of the story.
15th Mar '16 7:08:21 AM Kulervo
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Complete as of Pi Day, 2015. Except for the Epilogue, which will be posted on Pi Day, 2016.

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Complete as of Pi Day, 2015. Except for the Epilogue, which will be posted on Yudkowsky stated he might post after Pi Day, 2016.
Day 2016, after he gives fans time to write fan fiction.
13th Mar '16 11:19:05 PM Discar
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* ForHappiness
--> '''Harry Potter:''' ... and in any case you're asking the wrong question. The question is, did it do more good than harm, or more harm than good?



** In chapter 6, when Harry is trying to convince [=McGonagall=] to let him buy the Emergency Healing Pack Plus

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** In chapter 6, when Harry is trying to convince [=McGonagall=] to let him buy the Emergency Healing Pack PlusPlus. [[spoiler:He describes Hermione's death almost word for word]].



--->"One of my classmates gets bitten by a horrible monster, and as I scrabble frantically in my mokeskin pouch for something that could help her, she looks at me sadly and with her last breath says, 'Why weren't you prepared?' And then she dies, and I know as her eyes close that she won't ever forgive me -"\ [[spoiler:Subtle as foreshadowing, but that's how Hermione dies]].

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--->"One of my classmates gets bitten by a horrible monster, and as I scrabble frantically in my mokeskin pouch for something that could help her, she looks at me sadly and with her last breath says, 'Why weren't you prepared?' And then she dies, and I know as her eyes close that she won't ever forgive me -"\ [[spoiler:Subtle as foreshadowing, but that's how Hermione dies]].me--"


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* ForHappiness
--> '''Harry Potter:''' ... and in any case you're asking the wrong question. The question is, did it do more good than harm, or more harm than good?
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