6: HJPEV and the Philosopher's Stone

Aug 23, 2017

by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Harry stared at the bodies and tried to think. There was no time for doubts, for caveats, no brakes or second-guessing just take the first thoughts and run with them

In the back of Harry's mind, fragments of abstract thought flitted past, heuristics of problem-solving that there was no time to rehearse in words. In wordless flashes they shot past, to set up the object-level problem.

- the first place to look for a problem is whatever aspect of the situation seems most improbable

- simple explanations are more probable, eliminate separate improbabilities that must be postulated -

- what do I notice I am confused by -

Book the Last

Chapters 100 - 122

Chapter 100: Precautionary Measures, Pt 1

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Chapter 101: Precautionary Measures, Pt 2

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Chapter 102: Caring

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Chapter 103: Tests

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Chapter 105: The Truth, Pt 2

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Chapter 106: The Truth, Pt 3

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Chapter 107: The Truth, Pt 4

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Chapter 109: Reflections

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Chapter 110: Reflections, Pt 2

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Chapter 111: Failure, Pt 1

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Chapter 112: Failure, Pt 2

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Chapter 113: Final Exam

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Chapter 114: Shut Up and Do The Impossible

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