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LessWrong IQ Survey

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Challenge: change someone's mind

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How to read a book

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Personality analysis in terms of parameters

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Looking for an intuitive explanation of expected outcome

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A few questions about Discussion

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I will throw in several predictions. I myself am not completely confident of some of those.

2. **Time-turners, prophecies and similar devices, which predict that something will happen, work by exerting some mind control upon people in the form of unexplicable urges**, such as the urge to take the l...(read more)

I'm surprised to see everyone overlook the most obvious possibility: Voldemort.

Point one: The earlier prophecy was probably about the same person, and he hadn't arrived yet at the moment. Even if it was about something different. 'he has come' in the last prophecy implies that he had just arrived....(read more)

* If something sounds certainly correct, check it up on Wikipedia anyway - it takes less than a minute. Likewise if it sounds almost certainly wrong. * If I don't know why exactly someone went to his conclusion, do not assume he thinks it for the wrong reasons. * If I can predict I will be too busy ...(read more)

It doesn't fit my model of human behavior. But that's possibly just me.

I'd imagine that if Snape got really angry, but it's only because Harry offended him without knowing, well, he wouldn't be close to harming him. I guess it would be appropriate to say "you almost died" if it's not true, but the...(read more)

There was something that has always been bugging me. It's actually several things I don't understand.

When Snape says "You almost died today, Potter", what does he mean? Maybe it's because I'm not a native speaker, but I can't understand that part. My best guess is that Snape got so upset with what...(read more)

Edit: Why -karma? Offtopic? :/

I haven't read the whole article, but AFAIK, psychopathy is basically an extremely low level of empathy/compassion (virtually zero). I have always suspected Quirrell of psychopathy.

I'd love to see a list of spoilers about things that were hinted at and reasonably sounding hypotheses, if anyone ever made one. Please do reply to this post with your discoveries and speculations. I'm also going to post mine, once I finish rereading HPMOR.

I did notice the title didn't sound right to me. But I also couldn't find the right words (English isn't my native language). Any suggestions?

It strongly depends on the person, some are faster than others.

JCTI takes at least an hour for nearly all people with high scores. 2-3 hours isn't too much.

CFNSE takes 2 to 5 hours, according to the estimation on the website - it's an accurate estimation IMO. A possible strategy is to do it "qui...(read more)

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