The unofficial subreddit for "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality" by Eliezer Yudkowsky (aka "Less Wrong"). Please don't spoil other stories, except canon Harry Potter. I have mobi copies of the books as split by Eliezer Yodkowsky here. In this alternative version of J.K. Rowling's famous tale, Petunia Evans marries the biochemist Michael Verres. The couple adopts her orphaned. Readers. 2, Pages. , Words. English. PDF. EPUB. MOBI. APP. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. Eliezer Yudkowsky.

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If you want to know everything Harry James Potter-Evans-Verres knows and then some, read the Sequences. I suggest starting with ePUB xapilolito.ga texts for. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is a fanfiction by "Less Wrong" (a pen name of Eliezer Yudkowsky) with a premise that the orphaned. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (HPMOR) is a novel-length such as podcasts, iTunes podcasts, and bookstyle format for PDF, EPUB and MOBI.

It really makes one wonder what was going through his head in the original version and feels like a direct critique of Rowling. It made me wonder how I managed to ever take the original seriously might have something to do with me being 8 at the time.

But this Harry also has a dark side and we get to know him better as he struggles to find balance in himself. His adopting parents, Petunia and Prof.

Michael Verres-Evans, are happily married and treat him as they would their own flesh and blood. Ron and Hermione remain mostly the same, although genius Harry obviously prefers to interact with the hard working book-worm and quickly decides that a boring, average ginger is simply not worth his precious time speaking of time His tone indicated that he was very much afraid that she was serious.

She looked frightened, but stood her ground. I've seen things -" The Professor rolled his eyes. You may not realise how easy it is for a trained magician to fake the seemingly impossible.

Remember how I taught Harry to bend spoons? If it seemed like they could always guess what you were thinking, that's called cold reading -" "It wasn't bending spoons -" "What was it, then? You'll think I'm -" She swallowed.

I wasn't - always like this -" She gestured at herself, as though to indicate her lithe form. Because I - because I begged her. For years, I begged her. Lily had always been prettier than me, and I'd And I begged her to use some of that magic on me so that I could be pretty too, even if I couldn't have her magic, at least I could be pretty.

And when I had just graduated from university, I was going out with this boy, Vernon Dursley, he was fat and he was the only boy who would talk to me. And he said he wanted children, and that his first son would be named Dudley.

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And I thought to myself, what kind of parent names their child Dudley Dursley? It was like I saw my whole future life stretching out in front of me, and I couldn't stand it. And I wrote to my sister and told her that if she didn't help me I'd rather just -" Petunia stopped.

She told me it was dangerous, and I said I didn't care any more, and I drank this potion and I was sick for weeks, but when I got better my skin cleared up and I finally filled out and I was beautiful, people were nice to me," her voice broke, "and after that I couldn't hate my sister any more, especially when I learned what her magic brought her in the end -" "Darling," Michael said gently, "you got sick, you gained some weight while resting in bed, and your skin cleared up on its own.

Or being sick made you change your diet -" "She was a witch," Petunia repeated. The annoyance was creeping into his voice. Do I really have to explain why? She seemed to be on the verge of tears. Harry took a deep breath. How did they get convinced?

They sent a professor from Hogwarts. He -" Petunia's eyes flicked to Michael.

Hoping against hope that this time, just this once, they would listen to him. And if not, then Mum will admit that it's false. That's what the experimental method is for, so that we don't have to resolve things just by arguing.

Really, magic? I thought you'd know better than to take this seriously, son, even if you're only ten. Magic is just about the most unscientific thing there is!

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He was treated well, probably better than most genetic fathers treated their own children. Harry had been sent to the best primary schools - and when that didn't work out, he was provided with tutors from the endless pool of starving students. Always Harry had been encouraged to study whatever caught his attention, bought all the books that caught his fancy, sponsored in whatever maths or science competitions he entered. He was given anything reasonable that he wanted, except, maybe, the slightest shred of respect.

A Doctor teaching biochemistry at Oxford could hardly be expected to listen to the advice of a little boy.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

You would listen to Show Interest, of course; that's what a Good Parent would do, and so, if you conceived of yourself as a Good Parent, you would do it. But take a ten-year-old seriously? Sometimes Harry wanted to scream at his father.

There's a quote there about how philosophers say a great deal about what science absolutely requires, and it is all wrong, because the only rule in science is that the final arbiter is observation - that you just have to look at the world and report what you see.

But -" her head rose back up to stare at her husband. I want my husband to, to listen to his wife who loves him, and trust her just this once -" Harry closed his eyes briefly.

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Both of his parents were just hopeless. Now his parents were getting into one of those arguments again, one where his mother tried to make his father feel guilty, and his father tried to make his mother feel stupid.

His voice trembled a little. Then I realized that no-one could ever relate to or care about my characters. They were just too alien. That isn't to say there can't be great fiction where the conflict between alien races is over that difference, like 3 worlds, Ender's Game comes to mind , but the point is always to reaffirm what it means to be human.

You just can't do that if the humans in your book are alien. It's not escapism; it's not intended to pass mindlessly into your amygdala. It's meant to be a serious, critical analysis of the consequences of doing such a thing—a satire, in other words.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

The protagonists decided that the values of the Baby Eaters were a bad thing; and, likewise, the Super Happy people decided that the values of the protagonists were a bad thing. One day, our future, alien selves might decide that our current values are a bad thing, and, likewise, if we see their potential values as bad enough, we might consider not allowing such a positive feedback loop toward new values to take place at all.

Which means that you have biologically stock humans who are allowed to rape each other, not futuristic bioengineered posthumans who just happen to not mind being raped. It wasn't even an especially important or relevant part of the plot.Less Wrong's requests for money, via "The Singularity Institute," caused many fans to cringe, citing the fear of bringing legal wrath down upon fandom and fanworks.

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If an owl really comes down and grabs this envelope, I'm going to have worries a lot more important than what Dad thinks. The whole world now knows that I think DLP is a cesspit I think I'll have to do another read somewhere down the line to see if I actually learned anything out of this.

Turns out it wasn't inspired by it so much as it was drowned by it.

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