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Harry Potter true story

  1. Alphapx profile image75
    Alphapxposted 3 years ago

    J.K. Rowling has some connections with those people in Hogwarts as many have believed.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      True.  I have seen her in the Hogs Head Inn, and she wasn't alone.  Some very influential wizards were at her table, let me tell you!

  2. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 3 years ago

    Sirius Black is Sirius B, the dog star.

    Harry Potter is totally based on alchemy and a lot more. It isn't childrens books.

    1. JMcFarland profile image92
      JMcFarlandposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      since alchemy is the process of attempting to turn simple metals into gold and there is none of that in any of the Harry Potter books (except they call Nicholas Flemmel an alchemist and he created the sorcerer's stone which is NOT gold) I'm not sure where that assertion comes from.

      1. janesix profile image61
        janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I suspect you know nothing about alchemy. Google is your friend.

        1. psycheskinner profile image80
          psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Alchemy is fiction.

          1. janesix profile image61
            janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I thought you were smart. I learn something new every day.

            1. psycheskinner profile image80
              psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Smart people don't necessarily believe in the myths that filled in for chemistry before we invented chemistry, mixed with general purpose woo woo for people who like that sort of thing.

              1. janesix profile image61
                janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Smasrt people can read between the lines, figure out the big picture,and make corrrect assuptions on their own. Without being spoon fed crap and liking it.

                Your pre chemists were the idiots who actually TRIED to find a PhYSiCAL philosophers stone and ended up dying of chemical burns and poisoning. Greed was the incentive and catalyst for chemistry research.

                Voila! Just like it is NOW.

                Amazing.

        2. JMcFarland profile image92
          JMcFarlandposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
          1: a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
          2
          : a power or process of transforming something common into something special
          3
          : an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Guess Flemmel was an alchemist.  Gone but not forgotten.

          2. janesix profile image61
            janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Now I will have to rethink everything I know about alchemy.

            Surely you know GOLD and MERCURY and SULPHER are CODE words? Seriously. Are you that naive about something so commonplace?

            1. Zelkiiro profile image85
              Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Only if you believe in pants-on-head-retarded conspiracy theories.

              1. janesix profile image61
                janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Is the only thing you are capable is insults? How about actually adding to a topic instead?

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                  Deepes Mindposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Since you are pointing out Zelkiiro's insults, I assume this means you are going to stop taking shots at JM, right?
                  pAfter all, pointing out zelkiiro's insults toward you but not your apparent insults toward JM on this same thread seems contradictory, IMO.

                  1. janesix profile image61
                    janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I'm sorry I insulted your girlfriend. Ok, I mean I'm not. I will be rude to and insult all of the bullies I have time for.

                    What's ALMOST as bad as a bully is one who placates them (probably so they won't get bullied themself? )

            2. psycheskinner profile image80
              psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              If you study history you realize both the literal and symbolic interpretations were treated as real by various people.  But both were fallacies.

    2. Zelkiiro profile image85
      Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Aside from the unseen minor character Nicholas Flamel being the guy who created (and after the events of the first book, decided to destroy) the philosopher's stone, alchemy is about as important to the Harry Potter universe as cell phone technology. Which is not at all.

      If you want to examine the role of alchemy in fiction, you'd best start with the obviously-named Fullmetal Alchemist.

      1. Alphapx profile image75
        Alphapxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Rowling made an autobiography and history for every character she wrote on her book. I just don't know where to find the biography book.

  3. Alphapx profile image75
    Alphapxposted 3 years ago

    I think the chemistry today is the alchemy of yesterday.

    1. Alphapx profile image75
      Alphapxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It has been speculated that Hogwarts Castle was the Castle of King Arthur in his days. Anyone here from Europe?

      1. janesix profile image61
        janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        King Arthur wasn't  a real person.

        1. Zelkiiro profile image85
          Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          And Hogwarts Castle isn't a real castle.

          http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll145/Zelkiiro/Forum%20Junk/MisatoFacepalm.jpg

          1. janesix profile image61
            janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Really? I don't believe it. Why are you such a genius? And me, such a lowly, ignorant fool?

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              riddle666posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Is it 'genetics' the answer you are  looking for ? Don't be angry, since you are getting angry at anyone who gave an answer you don't want, I am asking what answer you want, before answering. Thank you.

 
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