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Did J.K. Rowling express approval of HPMoR?

The note at the top of HPMOR Chapter 7 is probably the source of these comments: Whoa. A spokesman for Rowling's literary agent said that Rowling is okay with the existence of fanfiction as long ...
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Should Wizards be capable of having Squib children in HPMOR?

Chapter 23 discusses the genetic situation as a method of discovering why magic appears to be getting less powerful. In later chapters he concludes that the simplistic genetic marker is used as a ...
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Did J.K. Rowling express approval of HPMoR?

Rowling is on record as approving of HP-based fan works in general [BBC interview], but that does not mean she approves of HPMOR specifically. I think there are strong circumstantial reasons to ...
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Did J.K. Rowling express approval of HPMoR?

JKR approves of fan-fiction. The spokesman for the Christopher Little literary agency said: "JK Rowling's reaction is that she is very flattered by the fact there is such great interest in her ...
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Should Wizards be capable of having Squib children in HPMOR?

If you assume that Harry is correct, then a Wizard/Squib cross could have either Wizard or Squib offspring, at 50% each; you don't need a Wizard/Muggle cross to get Squibs. However, two Wizards could ...
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What really happened to Draco's mother (Narcissa) in Methods of Rationality?

Your presumptions are correct. Dumbledore put on a show of murdering Narcissa. At some point during the Wizarding War, the Death Eaters began going after families. Dumbledore's brother was held ...
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Did Lily deliberately attempt to poison Petunia?

Assuming Eagle's Splendor works in the same way that it does in the Dungeons and Dragons game from which it was lifted, then the potion's effects are both limited and temporary, little more than a ...
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At the end of 'Harry Potter and The Methods of Rationality', why didn't Harry transfigure multiple Sorcerer's Stones?

In HPMOR transfiguration requires the magic user to visualize the form and the substance. Harry Potter-Evans-Verre discovered partial transfiguration by realizing the subyacent reality of the world is ...
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Should Wizards be capable of having Squib children in HPMOR?

If we are talking about gene crossing, as in Mendelian model, then there is something wrong about that chapter 7. I did not read the mentioned fanfiction, so... Let's science. This is scientifically ...
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Why was Dumbledore sneaking into the girls' dorm?

This is addressed in chapter 119. Dumbledore's long-term goal was to prevent the world from being destroyed. Since he knows the general circumstances that will cause the apocalypse, he's using other ...
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Should Wizards be capable of having Squib children in HPMOR?

I am going to bring up what the writer himself has brought up when asked about this: There is indeed one critical location, as the Mendelian pattern shows pretty strongly - from a Bayesian ...
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The origin of Tom Riddle in HPMOR

I don't think you will find an in-universe explanation for that difference. The difference is mainly that Eliezer Yudkowsky, author of HPMOR, wanted an intelligent Voldemort, and in general character ...
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Would your soul be torn if you killed somebody without using Unforgivable Curses?

Yes, the soul can be torn apart by EVERY kind of murder. We only learn from book 6 that someone can rip apart their soul, and it does nowhere state anything about only being able to rip it using an ...
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Should Wizards be capable of having Squib children in HPMOR?

The only way for this to work would be for magic to be recessive on one gene and then another, unrelated, gene that can prevent someone who should be otherwise able to cast from doing so. So two ...
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What did Professor Quirrell mean by this quote?

The main motive of Professor Quirrell in this fan fiction is to defeat death making himself immortal for a long as possible. This is the motivating force for a great portion of what he does in the ...
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Should Wizards be capable of having Squib children in HPMOR?

Assuming Harry's genetic model to be correct, there are at least two ways in which a Squib could be born into a wizard family. One is that the Squib's biological father might have in fact been a ...
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Did the readership solve the "Final Exam" of HPMOR

Based on the Link that @FuzzyBoots provided I personally would have accepted one of the quite early posts as a successful solution to the problem given that it closely mirrors the solution presented ...
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Where did Harry hide the transfigured body?

All of your options are plausible, but only the first - that she's transfigured into the ring that bears the transfigured rock - appears to have any slight support within the text. Firstly, Harry ...
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At the end of 'Harry Potter and The Methods of Rationality', why didn't Harry transfigure multiple Sorcerer's Stones?

One of the physical limits of transfiguration is that it can't enchant the objects it creates. It could create a physical replica of the Stone, but not recreate the magical properties. Also, if you ...
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Did Lily deliberately attempt to poison Petunia?

My understanding is that Lily always loved and felt somewhat guilty for her sister, and was actively researching various methods to help her out. The potion of Eagle's Splendor could have been such a ...
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Should Wizards be capable of having Squib children in HPMOR?

I'll argue that the wizarding gene, W, must be dominant. Let's consider: What is the difference between a muggle and squib? Both of them are not capable of using magic; thus, they either don't have W ...
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