History Headscratchers / HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality

31st Oct '16 9:41:04 PM gerion
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**Because to send a Patronus you must honestly wish to tell a messsage. What can you possibly say to[[spoiler: Death incarnate that can't communicate with you? Especially if it behaves as you expect it to, and you know that it CAN'T talk, or even think.]]
4th May '16 10:11:32 PM Thunderflame
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** [[spoiler:Despite knowing a great deal of information theory and caring about rationality, Harry is still influenced by his emotions, and his mysterious dark side carries a heavy bias regarding death.]]

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** [[spoiler:Despite Despite knowing a great deal of information theory and caring about rationality, Harry is still influenced by his emotions, and [[spoiler:and his mysterious dark side carries a heavy bias regarding death.]]
4th May '16 10:10:12 PM Thunderflame
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**[[spoiler:Despite knowing a great deal of information theory and caring about rationality, Harry is still influenced by his emotions, and his mysterious dark side carries a heavy bias regarding death.]]
12th Apr '16 7:40:38 AM Ymirsdaughter
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** Person A wants to send a letter to person D, anonymously. He puts the letter in an envelope with D's name on it, then puts that envelope in an envelope with C's name on it, then hands it to person B. B gives it to C, who opens it and finds the envelope with D's name on it. He hands that envelope to person D. B doesn't know about D, and C doesn't know about A.
12th Apr '16 4:27:01 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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** Yes he does, since he's got the envelope with the receiver's name on it!
10th Apr '16 10:47:15 AM Ymirsdaughter
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** But not who the receiver is.
10th Apr '16 10:39:43 AM Discar
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Let's see. The description of the so-called perfect delivery system is:

''"what you used if you wanted to communicate with someone without anyone else knowing that the two of you had talked. The sender gave an envelope to someone who had a reputation for being a reliable messenger, along with ten Knuts; that first person would take five Knuts and pass the envelope to another messenger along with the other five Knuts, and the second messenger would open up that envelope and find another envelope with a name written on it and deliver that envelope to that person. That way neither of the two people passing the message knew both the sender and the recipient, so no one else knew that those two parties had been in contact..."''

But where does the enveloppe with the name come from ?

* From the person wanting to pass a message.
** But then the second messenger ''knows'' who the sender is… ?!?

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Let's see. * The description of the so-called perfect delivery system is:

is: ''"what you used if you wanted to communicate with someone without anyone else knowing that the two of you had talked. The sender gave an envelope to someone who had a reputation for being a reliable messenger, along with ten Knuts; that first person would take five Knuts and pass the envelope to another messenger along with the other five Knuts, and the second messenger would open up that envelope and find another envelope with a name written on it and deliver that envelope to that person. That way neither of the two people passing the message knew both the sender and the recipient, so no one else knew that those two parties had been in contact..."''

"'' But where does the enveloppe envelope with the name come from ?

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From the person wanting to pass a message.
** But then the second messenger ''knows'' who the sender is… ?!?
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10th Apr '16 10:17:19 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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** But then the second messenger ''knows'' who the sender is… ?!?
3rd Apr '16 10:16:44 AM Ymirsdaughter
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But where does the enveloppe with the name come from ?

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But where does the enveloppe with the name come from ??

* From the person wanting to pass a message.

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3rd Apr '16 8:57:08 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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Let's see. The description of the so-called perfect delivery system is:

''"what you used if you wanted to communicate with someone without anyone else knowing that the two of you had talked. The sender gave an envelope to someone who had a reputation for being a reliable messenger, along with ten Knuts; that first person would take five Knuts and pass the envelope to another messenger along with the other five Knuts, and the second messenger would open up that envelope and find another envelope with a name written on it and deliver that envelope to that person. That way neither of the two people passing the message knew both the sender and the recipient, so no one else knew that those two parties had been in contact..."''

But where does the enveloppe with the name come from ?
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