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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Harry Potter and Methods of Rationality Reply with quote

Anyone else seen this? It seems like a cross between Harry Potter and the "Prince of Nothing" series:

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5782108/1/Harry_Potter_and_the_Methods_of_Rationality
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES, I'm enjoying it a lot!
(You're getting a response here one year after you posted.)
I just started reading it within the last few weeks, thanks to my hubby.
...Even though I haven't read HP.

I actually just looked in this sub-forum to see if anyone else had seen it!

The guy who writes it, "Less Wrong" / Eliezer Yudkowsky, is actually... a really brilliant academic who's concerned that people seldom practice rational methods of decision-making.

So "HP MOR" like an extended parable (I think?) to (hopefully) train its readers to be rational.
It's also hilarious, and pretty fun.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I discovered this fanfic about a month ago and have been really enjoying it. Well written, obviously from someone who understands JKR's style. A great concept, with Harry coming to Hogwarts already firmly grounded in scientific methods and applying them to his training in magic. Wicked humor!

I have to confess that when I read this story, I hear Harry speaking in Beorn's voice...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to finally take a look at this. I finished Gravid and am caught up on my games and boards for now, so will see if this grabs me enough to fill my time to read, when I have it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can never remember what little blurbs at the start of a chapter in a story is called, but this one at the beginning of chapter 14 definitely caught my eye...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL Obviously a Chrons fan.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Menolly wrote:
I can never remember what little blurbs at the start of a chapter in a story is called, but this one at the beginning of chapter 14 definitely caught my eye...

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality wrote:
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The term for those chapter-head quotes is epigraph.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Menolly wrote:
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality wrote:
Melenkurion abatha! Duroc minas mill J. K. Rowling!
My reaction is the opposite..... "Nyooooooooo!"

Otoh, I have been a total slacker with the rationality studies/edutainment. :/
I think even my hubby is behind by a few episodes by now.

Are you folks all up to date?
Umm, and is hpmor completed btw?
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