J.K. Rowling has some connections with those people in Hogwarts as many have believed.
Sirius Black is Sirius B, the dog star.
Harry Potter is totally based on alchemy and a lot more. It isn't childrens books.
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.
I suspect you know nothing about alchemy. Google is your friend.
I thought you were smart. I learn something new every day.
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.
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.
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
: a power or process of transforming something common into something special
: an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting
Guess Flemmel was an alchemist. Gone but not forgotten.
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?
Only if you believe in pants-on-head-retarded conspiracy theories.
Is the only thing you are capable is insults? How about actually adding to a topic instead?
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.
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? )
So its okay for you to insult whoever you want with impunity, but anyone else who you see as insulting by merely disagreeing with a religious belief constitutes a bully? Doesn't that make you a bully as well, so you should be insulting yourself?
Stalking is a fantastic form of flattery, so thank you. I'm sorry you seem so angry. Anger isn't pleasant, and it does far more damage to you than it does to me or any other "targets" you may have.
There is a word floating through my head that starts with an H
When did I ever bully you? Because you felt free t insult me too.
Well remember the Golden rule.. Treat others how you want to be treated and stop crying foul if you get insulted.. There is a word for that
Or someone who insults others but cries when they get insulted right back
I'm sorry that the concept of mutual respect even in disagreement of opinion is lost on you.. No, wait, no I'm not sorry. But I will offer you the advice that if you ever figure out how to respect others even if they disagree with you, you won't have to worry about feeling bullied (though is it really someone bullying you if you throw out the first insults?) just a thought. But if you are going to dish it out, make sure your skin is thick enough to be able to take it
If you study history you realize both the literal and symbolic interpretations were treated as real by various people. But both were fallacies.
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.
It has been speculated that Hogwarts Castle was the Castle of King Arthur in his days. Anyone here from Europe?
Really? I don't believe it. Why are you such a genius? And me, such a lowly, ignorant fool?
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