Thursday, February 28, 2013

Nuclear Power Should Never Be A Popular Issue

You know, I'm not just well-read on nuclear issues, I'm also reasonably well-read on anti-nuclear activists.

So I can tell you that when anti-nuclear activists in Canada categorized the Canadian government's financing the construction of nuclear power plants in China as a multi-billion dollar "subsidy" instead of a LOAN to be paid back with interest ... that was entirely typical of anti-nuclear activists everywhere in the world.

How can that possibly be? Well, it's because the nuclear industry is one of a few major industry (eg, semiconductors), that is a genuinely modern industry. It could not possibly have existed in the past because no part of it is comprehensible to a non-analytic. EVERY part of it is HUGELY complex. Every ASPECT of it is hugely complex. There is nothing about it that is simple.

There is absolutely nothing about the nuclear industry that your typically mentally retarded zealot is even remotely capable of comprehending or understanding. Not one thing. And that is why everything which spews out of anti-nuclear advocates is a lie, a misdirection, or a misrepresentation of some kind. Without exception.

In fact, not even the 'iconic imagery' of nuclear power plants is accurate. Not even something as simple as that. Every journalist who wants to pass off a picture of a nuclear power plant looks for cooling towers. Only, coal plants have cooling towers too. Most power plants do. What identifies nuclear power plants are the containment buildings with their domes.

Non-analytics and non-experts in the field literally couldn't get a single thing right.

Did you know that the steel pipes in a nuclear power plant, the ones that transmit high pressure high temperature steam, aren't even steel? :D They're metal and they're an alloy, but they're not principally made out of iron. They're made out of nickel - hasteloy. Or the cheap ones are just internally lined with hasteloy but you can't exactly dismiss the lining as unimportant because it's what makes the pipes work. Even something that simple. And it's so across the board.

Nuclear power should NEVER be a popular issue because the vast majority of the population is totally incapable of understanding or comprehending any aspect or component of its operation. Nuclear power is one of those wondrous areas where human civilization has completely outstripped its pathetic magical-thinking forebears. It probably won't surprise you to find out that the French nuclear union is explicitly communist.

Come to think of it, that's WHY zealots hate nuclear power so much. Because literally no part of it is comprehensible to them. Because it's a monument to their idiocy.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nuclear Industry Needs More Accidents To Prosper

Nuclear accidents are a bad thing? A terrifying or worrisome thing?

(scoff) Yeah right. I've got news for you, supertankers cause oil spills, coal plants kill a million people each and every year in Western Europe! Hydroelectric dams break, causing enormous deadly floods. And oil refineries blow up too. And guess what? That's ALSO "simply damage we can't undo yet". But the difference is that nobody expects them to! EVER. But nuclear? It's so fucking clean that you almost realistically expect it to be 100.000% clean. What a fucking joke!

No industrial activity will EVER be totally clean. Absolutely NOTHING in physical reality CAN be. Worse comes to worse, protons decay! Enough eons pass and you've got a small but non-zero chance of a micro-black hole forming by quantum tunneling and destroying something. Everything dies, all things. Everything comes to dust. But nuclear? You seriously expect it to be ETERNAL. Because it's the power of the GODS! Talk about unrealistic expectations.

The truth is this. If a Chernobyl happened each and every year, it wouldn't be a big deal. How many people died from those two incidents? 50-something? It beats the million people who are dying from air pollution in Europe each and every year.

I'm not an apologist for the nuclear industry because I think it's got nothing to apologize for. As far as I'm concerned, we should have MORE nuclear accidents because then people would get fucking used to them! But no, realistically, Fukushima is the last nuclear accident that's gonna happen in the next century. Fucking crap.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Economic Benefits Of Personal Computers

Some people (engineers and fascists, not that those two terms aren't almost synonymous) have difficulty grasping that modern personal computers have vastly increased productivity of individuals. They say correctly that big mainframes greatly helped the record-keeping of large corporations. And that smaller computers helped the lesser record-keeping of smaller corporations. And that's it, because individuals can't possibly be doing any record-keeping.

These people also get greatly upset over computer games and other modern "distractions" and are dismissive of the fact these things are more enriching and valuable than other equally mindless age-old pastimes of chatting over the water cooler, being brainwashed by the idiot box, square dancing, and bobbing for apples. Never mind those, age-old means traditional and there can't possibly be anything wrong with that! In fact, when people aren't slaving for a corporation they should just go to bed like the good slaves they are.

Never mind the benefits of automation. The order clerks that don't have to be paid for because web sites are processing their orders. The large retail warehouses (not a new phenomenon) where order pickers are aided by autonomous robots. The ATM machines everywhere. The self-checkout machines. Being able to do your banking and taxes online with the aid of software. No, we're not going to go into those. It's not like they greatly benefit individuals and the economy and are aided by small computers.

No, we will here talk about individual record-keeping. Because individuals DO in fact keep records. These are called "notes". And in the bad old days which the engineers are conveniently forgetting, individuals had to keep records ANYWAYS. They were just on this thing called "paper" which had no search functionality, random or fast lookup. In the bad old days, people used these things called "index cards" as meta-records. They were shit! In the bad old days, people did linear searches through all of their records instead of using 'grep' or 'google'.

People DID have records in the bad old days, and they DID engage in record-keeping. But in the bad old days, even though you could write at as much as 1/10th the speed of typing, getting writer's cramp a hundred times faster than RSI (and infinitely faster if you're smart enough to switch to Dvorak keymap and/or get a Kinesis keyboard). Hmm, a 10-fold productivity improvement you say? Nay! Because in the bad old days, retrieval of records was so difficult it was prohibitively expensive. Yea, in the bad old days, in order to be able to maintain any kind of records, you needed very high intelligence to remember where your records were.

And nowadays ... intelligence no longer matters. You want to remember something? Type it up. If you're moderately organized, you'll be able to remember it. So that nowadays, it's possible for someone to function with as low as 2 slots in working memory when people normally have 4, in other words at less than 50% capacity. You know those times when your head is fuzzy and you're braindead? Well, it's actually possible to measure numerically how far your mental capacity has gone down. And it no longer matters. Because you can still do productive work ... with your cybernetic memory.

Thanks to personal computers, everyone now has an IQ of roughly 150. An enormous boost to personal productivity and the economy. Sure, people aren't any more logical than they ever used to be, and they aren't any more creative than they used to be. But in terms of raw intelligence, raw memorization ability, the boost provided by computers is phenomenal!

Of course, none of that matters as individuals cannot possibly matter to slaves or insects. Which is what the typical engineer is.

And to think, this is all without the computer / Internet revolution having happened yet. Because it still hasn't. For all that you morons believe it's taken the world by storm, it is barely inching its way through the world. It still hasn't happened in any meaningful way as cybernetic memory (or dirt cheap social organization provided by the Internet) is nothing compared to what's coming.

Speaking of dirt cheap social organization provided by the Internet. That was pioneered by people illicitly sharing porn and movies. It took over two decades for business finance to move to take advantage of it. So no wonder fascists and engineers, to whom only corporations and governments could possibly matter, would be utterly blind to the phenomenon. After all, it's not like dirt cheap porn brings any value to anyone's life. Certainly not to someone who takes seriously the notion of sexual abstinence for adolescents.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Power-Hunger Is Great

... so long as it's not from Evil people.

Power hunger is directly proportional to dissatisfaction with life. Or something like that. And since I consider this world Hell, I love it when people have their eyes wide open and see the world for the shithole it is. Power-hungry people who want to change this shithole for the better are my kind of people.

There is nothing evil about Power, it's a simple necessity to get nearly anything you want out of life. It's not like fame or freedom, which ARE evil. Fame being intrinsically evil and freedom being sought by apathetic people who are content letting others suffer. And money? Money IS power!

It's too bad that power is mostly sought by Evil assholes who want power for its own sake. Not to DO anything with it but merely to enjoy its possession. That too is evil because it deprives Good people of power. It deprives Good people of the ability to do Good things.

So power is great. The things that ordinary people say are better or less controversial than power? THOSE are the evil things. And like all great things, Evil people want to coopt and steal it.

I suppose it's like Heroism and Courage, which are also bad and evil, and all too frequently coopted by Evil people and Evil societies. So there's a lot of precedent.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Neurodiversity: Why Eco-Zealots Should All Be Killed

Eco-zealots talk a lot about "biodiversity" like it's something wonderful. All those wonderful diseases and parasites that kill human beings, yeah! Well, let's talk about neurodiversity for a moment.

Culture Is More Complex

There are fewer than 100,000 genes in the human genome. There are 800,000 words in the English language. There are a mere 3 billion base pairs in the human genome. There are over 100 billion neurons in the human brain, each with an average of 7000 synapses, for a total of 700 trillion synapses.

(You believed DNA coded for your personality? Well, it's clear from the evidence that isn't the case. For those rare people who have distinctive personalities, the personality came about as the result of random chance. For the vast majority who don't, their personality was injected into their brains by those around them.)

Oh but you're going to say that human genes recombine to form a vastly greater number of proteins? Funny that, but concepts recombine to form ideas and English words combine and recombine into English sentences. The proteins combine into organelles, cells, organs and bodies. The sentences combine into calculations, instructions, artifacts, industrial processes and economies.

(Concepts are not "memes" by the way and ideas aren't digital! So-called "memetics" has nothing intelligent or meaningful to say about ideas, culture or society, that wasn't said better earlier. In fact, the central premise of "memetics", that all ideas have intrinsic value to the brains that hold them, that the brain doesn't treat conceptualization and valuation independently let alone completely separately ... this premise is FALSE and a LIE!)

Culture Is More Rapid

Cultural evolution is vastly more rapid (and powerful!) than mere biological evolution. After all, biological evolution can't give rise to an entirely new species in a single generation. Cultural evolution has given rise to an entirely new society in a single generation! Not just once but repeatedly, over and over and over again.

Think of the de-Nazification of Germany, think of the Chinese Revolution, the Cultural Revolution, the rise of Marxist Communism, the French Revolution, Quebec's Quiet Revolution. The Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the Sexual Revolution, the computer revolution, the railroad age, the telecomm age, the information age, the rise of robotics, the rise of genomics!

Culture Is More Powerful

Now let's talk power for a minute. How many bacteria live out in open space? None, zero, zilch, nothing. And yet there is a thriving colony of satellites operating out in space right now. How many life forms tunnel through solid rock? None! And yet Tunnel Boring Machines routinely do, right now. How many life forms span a single kilometer in length? None! Not even Pando comes close! Yet transoceanic fiber optic cables routinely span thousands of kilometers!

How many species divert raging rivers? None! Yet we routinely build hydroelectric dams. How many years did it take all life on Earth to alter the composition of its atmosphere? Two billion. How many years did it take culture to do it? We still have a thousand years to go before the 10,000 mark is reached, and that's from the very genesis of culture, not even the birth of the Industrial Age.

How much mass has the biosphere? 600 billion tonnes of carbon after 3 to 4 billion years. And that is all it will EVER amount to. How much mass has the technosphere? 5 billion tonnes of steel and cement being added to it just last year. And we've barely even started! Culture levels mountains and drains seas, literally. Biology ... just fucking sits there like a cadaver, completely inanimate.

Culture Is Vastly More Valuable

Getting back to the point, it is clear to anyone that is not completely brainless and/or lost in mindless hatred for humanity, that a single human life is more precious than en entire species of cute furry little creatures. One starving street urchin in Rio de Janeiro is worth ... pandas. If it were a choice between that street kid's life and the extinction of a species, any species, I wouldn't hesitate to go for extinction. And I wouldn't stop to poll how other people FEEL, I would just fucking do it.

There are an estimated 9 million species on the Earth. So ALL of the Earth's biodiversity is worth little more than the human population of Papua New Guinea. And I fucking despise those infanticidal cannibalistic savages! Eco-zealots are complaining how humanity is causing mass extinctions? How thousands of species are dying every minute? Well it's a total lie, but even if it were true, I would only have this to say: GOOD!

You say that biodiversity is important to the survival of humanity? That "it's all about habitability"? That "sustainability" (stagnation) is enviable? LIES! Mono-cultured grains, orchards and plantations are fully capable of feeding humanity, which as per the proofs above is ALL that matters. And very soon, thanks to our technological evolution!, we won't even need those as we'll be eating vat meat or synthesized protein. Culture will make it so we won't need nature within a thousand years, whereas if it were left up to nature, we would all be extinct within the next hundred thousand years.

The human population of the Earth is 7 billion. Its worth, neglecting for the moment that some of those humans' lives are worth a billion times others', is completely unchanged by the extinction of homo sapiens as a biological species. If the entire human population suddenly became AIs and homo sapiens became extinct, the value lost by homo sapiens' extinction would be recouped after all of 6 seconds, during which 2 babies would be born and 3 people would die.

Eco-Zealots Are Worth Less Than Nothing

But as I said, not all human lives are equal in value. If eco-zealots believe that their own lives are worth LESS than a biological species' continued existence, I am quite willing to oblige them. In fact, I would go even further and say that they are worthless and all ought to die. After all, since an entire species' genome is numerically worth less than one hundred-thousandth of a single human brain, it follows that an eco-zealot's life (equal to a species' only) is worth only one hundred thousandth of an ordinary human life.

And that's not all! Because THEIR lives are inimical to the continued prosperity of the human species. because THEY want "nature" to thrive at the expense of human lives, it follows then that eco-zealots ought to be treated like any other human virus inimical to human life, and eradicated from the face of the Earth with extreme prejudice. Let me be blunt: every single last eco-zealots ought to be shot in the head and killed. Because the filthy hateful words spewing out of their mouths constitute hate crimes deserving of capital punishment!

So-called "environmentalists" and "climate researchers" are literally as valuable to humanity as HIV and should be treated the same way. With prophylactics and plenty of serious research aimed at creating a vaccine against them. Eradication wouldn't be amiss either.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Japanese Are As Despicable As English

I believed Japanese childrearing was stuck in mode 4 of the deMause childrearing modes, but until just now, I didn't have any evidence to prove it. Well, now I do. It only took reading a few Naruto fanfics too so I'm getting better. Because Naruto harkens back to what we in the civilized world (which excludes the UK, USA and now Japan) would call a bygone age where everyone owes their entire lives to the clan and clans are everything.

Naruto can only be loyal to Konoha because his own family is completely dead, so all of Konoha is his clan. And as it's his clan and he's in mode 4, he must be absolutely loyal to it. He can have no personal ambitions outside of his clan. That's why he wants to be Hokage, because being head of the clan is the ultimate ambition, as nothing exists outside the clan. And that's why the missing-nin are traitors instead of adventurers and freethinkers and individualists.

When you really think about it, it's quite sick. And that's why nobody but Japanese can buy into it. Everyone with a smattering of a brain writes Naruto fanfic in a subtly off-canon way. And those capable of genuinely thinking for themselves often construct a premise that completely derails and blows up the Japanese obsessions with clan and village, that force the protagonists to grow up in a non-Japanese way.

The best part is this. I thought the UK were bad? Oh man, the Japanese are worse! The English are 4+ or mid-4, as they don't generally whip their children into unconsciousness like the Austrians did when Adolf Hitler grew up. But you can tell the Japs are worse despite their children's fiction being roughly the same because the Japanese in real life destroy all remnants of creativity and individuality in their children.

The high tech, more functional and communal nature of Japanese society as opposed to the broken psychopathic nature of the English doesn't make up for their explicitly suppressing individuation in toddlers. Man I hate the Island Apes on both sides of Eurasia. The English are the Whiny Traitors Of Europe. And the stupid fucking Japs are all but begging China or Korea to nuke them.

The Germans moved on from being 4- back when they were Nazis. They leaped straight to 6- and are still taking lessons from the 6+ Scandinavian societies around them. So the Germans might be a tad weaker economically than the Japs, but politically? They are infinitely better. The Germans became best friends with the French, they're not trying to alienate and provoke their nuclear-armed neighbours like the Japs.

Japanese are insane fucks and in their own non-violent incestuous way, they are just as bad as the parents of Germany's Nazi generation.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Character Alignment: US Democrats

I just read an interesting little tidbit that shed some insight on Democrats in this discussion of Right Wing Authoritarians.

What do young people get for joining Democratic political causes? Scrutiny. What do conservative internes get? Adventure and the very real possibility of advancement. Unfortunately, most liberals are not even willing to consider an opinion until the speaker has become famous. Grover Norquist's ideas had much of their power BECAUSE he was unknown, and the clever Republican 'stealth mode' was able to capitalize on them to the fullest - because they were effective ideas, and not because he was important-enough to be worth listening to.

Fundamentally, Democrats seek unity whereas Republicans seek separation and division.

Here this fellow says that Democrats worship hierarchical authority, or at least their Character Alignment is Lawful. And well, Democrats are definitely not Chaotics. They hate political activists and protestors almost as much as the Republicans do.

But Republicans worship hierarchical authority TOO. They're right-wing authoritarians mostly and Lawful Evil primarily. So what does that make Democrats? Well, they're not Good, not even remotely. I'm thinking they might be Lawful Neutral?

And Lawful Neutral looks simultaneously more purely hierarchical and yet ... yes, definitely more Cattle-ish. As the entire * Neutral band of Character Alignment is NPCs, insects and cattle. The Lawful Neutrals are tools and slaves. That's the Democrats pretty much.

The Republicans are of course monsters. Not complete monsters, but monsters.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Applying Logic to Harry Potter

one learns that

  • Hermione Granger is autistic - it's why she's incapable of Judgement, like that mind-wiping her parents is EVIL
  • HG married Ron (the Peter Pettigrew of the trio) because her love for authority + a Nazi regime that wants to kill her led to crushingly low self-esteem - a desperation move for a girl who thinks she has nothing to look forward to in life
  • Lockhart wasn't really a narcissist, he was a psychopath
  • Ronald is a narcissist, a Lickspittle and Hedonist to be specific
  • Mrs Figg is a turncoat who sold out to the Dursleys for money and/or to backstab Dumbles. The alternatives are that Dumbledore is Evil, or that what the Dursleys did isn't considered abuse in the Whizzy world.
  • transfiguration and conjuration are fake - just holograms and forcefields
  • and Whizzes are too stupid to understand that! - JKR just wrote random crap and it's totally by accident that it's self-consistent so it's not like she could explain her magic system.
  • Hogwarts Houses are cults with charismatic leaders - it's no coincidence that between the two Gryffs on staff, only one is charismatic and the other is his minion - see how far into AU you have to go to make Hogwarts a premiere institution of learning (also portrays a living breathing Wizarding World)
  • the Whizzes' intention-based system of magic robs them of the capacity for common sense and logic, reducing them to wishful thinking - save us, save us, someone save us! - magic is BAD!
  • the Whizzy world's talking creatures and magical potions (to say nothing of Hags, Werewolves and Vampires) strongly encourages psychopathy - stewing magical creatures "as soon as they reach sexual maturity"? Uhuh.
  • the Pissers stay in the Whizzy world either due to copious use of Compulsions or Shared Insanity - their brains can no longer manage the rudimentary logic even the mentally deficient non-magicals can do - what else can explain the lack of illegal smuggling of artifacts for money? Or the pathetic threadbare pastiche of a society and culture that is the Whizzy World? Like anyone liking Quidditch!
  • the Wand warped Dumbles' brain making him batshit crazy to the point where he was fostering Dark Lords just so they'd kill him, or he them. HP and the Prophecy were always an obstacle to Dumbles' insane plans for glory.
  • Dumbles was probably an artificial narcissist
  • Dumbles completely brainwashed HP and may have put his own horcrux into HP to resurrect himself in HP's body - Albus Severus Potter? WTF?
  • if not that then HP has fully assimilated the 'child abuse is a good thing!' philosophy of JKR and tortures his first born
  • the Stone creates Sirens that lure the Stone's user to his or her death - HP's "parents" were fake
  • the Cloak curses its user into insignificance, possibly a desire for insignificance, and apathy towards meeting Death
  • the most important character in the series is Death: since He manages to wipe out both HP and Dumble. Yay!

messages that JKR sends

  • child abuse is normal - the only okay parents (Hermione's and Draco's) are mythological and/or really Evil
  • racism is great! - "muggle" even sounds like "ugly"
  • concentration camps and genocide are swell - just good old boys acting out, forgive and forget she says!
  • you'll go far on luck and self-sacrifice - in fact, that's the ONLY way to advance.
  • anger is the only possible form of emotional depth and as such the only possible proof you aren't a psychopath, everyone who isn't angry is Evil. Only exception: Cedric, whom we don't see much of at all.
  • the best government is no government, yay for patriarchal feudalism!
  • the Clan Leader (Grandfather Dumbles) is owed Fealty unto death
  • it's really okay to abandon your kids (the Potters, Black, Dumbles with Harry, Dumbles with every student, Lupin) - I'm sure JKR wished it every day
  • child services are horrors, oops "aurors".
  • children should be gone and good riddance - most of the students could have been day students and it would made no difference except to make the lack of extracurriculars more realistic!
  • you CAN throw random crap together and write a book ... so long as you don't give a shit what message it sends!

Want to hear of the Nazi lessons in The Never Ending Story? Because that book WAS written by one of the parents-of-Nazis who raised the Nazi generation to be what they are. It makes you wonder, doesn't it? And then you stop wondering and become disgusted when you hear of the rampant child sacrifice and child abuse (imagination is a bad thing! bad!!) in Fantasia.

Credits: Publicola and Diresquirrel on FFN. Mr Ragtop on FFN (the asshole got in a snit and erased his account). Some are mine.

See also Bravery Is Evil, .

Friday, February 01, 2013

Profile of an Autistic

Some autistics can be creative in an abstract way but since abstract creativity is rare in the general population, we aren't going to talk about that here. We're going to talk about an abstractly uncreative autistic, and show what it means for them to be concretely uncreative as well.

I've already explained in this blog how there are four fundamental cognitive traits. Of those, intelligence (memorization) and intellectualism are irrelevant here. Which leaves only analysis (passive logic) and synthesis (unforced creativity), which compose together to form Judgement (meta-level reasoning). Autism is a severe cognitive deficiency of synthesis which cripples Judgement.

Incidentally, I find it utterly laughable how conceited some Asperger sufferers are when they claim that their mental deficiency is an evolutionary advantage of some kind in our modern world. It is not, it's a form of retardation and an evolutionary dead-end.


Now, let's take a look at our autistic, shall we?

HG is logical and intelligent, but she is even more uncreative than the least creative normal person (the definition of autism), she's obsessed with rules and memorization, she's incapable of judgement. Like maybe what the house elves say they want is more important than what she herself thinks they want!!

Hermione has been raised and indoctrinated with a certain code of interactional conduct (which people misleadingly call "morality", the same way they say New York when they mean USA). She is incapable of looking at the raw data of house elves' behaviour, their stated wants, and their proven needs, and deriving from that an entirely NEW code of interactional conduct logically appropriate to house elves.

Hermione imposes her own code of interactional conduct on a completely different and alien species of sophonts (what fools call "sapients" thanks to Star Trek despite the fact domestic cats are sapient) from her own species, not because she projects her own insecurities and neuroses on others, but because she's as creative as a stone!

She is literally incapable of coming up with an alternative idea, let alone a whole entire system of ideas. And being logical she is unwilling to accept that the pissers in the Whizzy world are right because those same pissers say she's a second class citizen and/or ought to die. And how, logically, can it be possible for her to be a second class citizen when she is "the greatest witch in her generation" according to one of the Whizzes?

Hermione is utterly incapable of creating new categories. If she were told to sort the words "train, car, fruit, and cake" she would come up with the categories "method of transportation" and "food" only because those categories ALREADY EXIST in her mind, having been put there by someone else (a textbook's author, a professor, her parents). If she didn't know those categories beforehand, she would be unable to create them.

This is why she is capable of understanding Dark Magic versus Light Magic. Or Charms vs Transfiguration. But she is incapable of creating the category 'Technomany spells' because it doesn't already exist! The same for "blatantly underused spells" or "blatantly underpowered spells" or "spells that really should be legal but are not".

Hermione isn't some creative genius. She never put any food in that bag of hers. And her conception of original is to use a shoulder bag rather than a backpack or a mokeskin pouch or a trunk. What most people would consider a trivial derivation.


The reason why Hermione marries Ron Weasley of all people ... has to be explained. Especially since it isn't that she's a born victim like HP. Her inability to form judgements from raw data ... does explain it. She's unable to conclude from "lazy, slob, anti-intellectual, angry, jealous, prejudiced, bigoted, violent, hair-trigger temper" that Ron Weasley would make a terrible husband and especially a terrible husband for HER.

Because that's an example of taking raw data and creating a conclusion out of it on the META-level.

Unless you've gone to a spousal abuse worshop where they will carefully spoonfeed the profile of the typical spousal abuser into your brain, you have to actually create the pattern out of the raw data of common stories (gossip) of spousal abuse. This takes Synthesis which Hermione doesn't have. Though IFF she DID know that Ron Weasley were a spousal abuser just like his mother, she would then be able to logic that he makes a bad prospective husband.

Hermione can use logic to come to conclusions on the same level as the data. So conclusions like "Ron Weasley's personality traits are all undesirable" are possible for her. As are things like math. But she can't come to conclusions on the meta-level, the level of abstraction ABOVE that. "Ron Weasley would be a terrible husband" is impossible for her.

She's capable of extrapolating from the present to a specific future. But not from the present to the entire space of possible futures. So she is incapable of testing the boundaries of that space in her mind. She is also incapable of extrapolating from one specific idea to the space of all ideas. Or any of the many, many kinds of meta-level jumps which normal people routinely do and which creative geniuses do as easily as breathing.


Other examples of meta-level thinking which HG is incapable of deriving from level thinking are: WANT from IS, and SHOULD from WANT. HG is incapable of figuring out what she wants out of life, for example, beyond what people tell her. She is an important person (because people tell her so), important people go to the Ministry (because people tell her so), therefore, she goes to the Ministry (logic).

Hermione is so mentally crippled that she's even incapable of creating a rule for whom to believe from the contradictory things people tell her. The rule she has adopted (higher authority wins) is simply what everyone has always told her. She didn't create that rule nor even choose to adopt it from a set of alternatives. She's practically incapable of doing what most people consider genuine thinking, relying on rote memorization and regurgitation.

As a worst case, HG will marry RW and never figure out that she's unhappy in that marriage or didn't want it. She HAS a marriage and no basis from which to conclude that she doesn't WANT it (eg, she's always yelled at RW so yelling is normal behaviour hence unremarkable, rather than tiresome or draining). And even if she were capable of figuring that out, it would require yet another impossible leap of cognition for her to conclude she SHOULD NOT have married him at all, rather than that she made an "honest mistake".

Unless of course someone in authority tells her this. And then she'll whine that they didn't tell her earlier! And then that person will look at her puzzled by her obvious mental deficiency when she is so "smart".

In canon, HG is incapable of figuring out that mind-wiping her parents is a bad thing. It isn't a crime after all. It isn't something anyone has explicitly TOLD HER is bad nor can that conclusion be derived using pure logic from other things she knows are crimes. It would require synthesis (the creation of a new concept, a new pattern for pattern-matching purposes) to conclude that mind-wiping is bad.


As a result of her mental deficiency, Hermione Granger's brain is incapable of spontaneously forming core values, and so her mind is unable to ascend cognitive valuation meta-levels.

META-LEVELS OF COGNITIVE VALUATION - psych-emotional maturity

  • 0. infant (senses) -- you learn to feel and perceive
  • 1. toddler (rules) -- you learn to act
  • 2. child (hypotheticals) -- you learn to plan
  • 3. juvenile (agents) -- you learn to emote
  • 4. adult (cost-benefit) -- you learn to manage your desires
  • 5. celestial (core values) -- you organize your mind

Where psychopaths are stuck at #1 and narcissists are stuck at #2, definitively, uncreative autistics are perhaps stuck at level #3. I know for a certainty that autistics can't ascend to level #5 no matter how logical they are, but I also have serious doubts they ever get to #4.

Besides, it makes sense. Theoretically, there HAS to be some form of cognitive deficiency which gets people stuck on #3. #2 as I said is narcissism. #4 ... is normal people. Whom I variously call insects and cattle and NPCs, depending on what personality trait I want to emphasize and how scornful I am of that personality trait. So that leaves only #3.

The only question really is whether creative autistics can climb higher. And answerinng that question is equivalent to defining in exact detail exactly what concrete creativity is. IFF cognitive valuation is concrete then autistics (lacking it) can't climb higher than #3. IFF cognitive valuation is abstract then abstractly creative autistics can climb higher than #3.

Climb, ascend, grow up. Different words for the same thing.


Hermione Granger is mentally handicapped. Because autism really is a mental handicap, of the cognitive kind specifically. She is incapable of forming judgements about abstract things (eg, house elf rights), or things she observes in her own life (eg, RW is a terrible prospective husband), or even about her own person (eg, suckups to higher authority are scorned for a reason, she herself is mentally handicapped, she has a horrible marriage, her life sucks and she's miserable).

Oh yeah, only people possessed of Core Values are Good People, because Core Values ARE a person's independent conception of Goodness. Since different people can possess different sets of Core Values it follows that Goodness is Chromatic. It occurs in colours, and never in black and white. The fact that you NPCs all think Good and Evil is Black and White is sufficient proof that you don't understand Good. And solid evidence that you're incapable of ever understanding it.

Hermione Granger, being an uncreative autistic, is incapable of ever being a Good person. Her being selflessly fucked up and mentally retarded doesn't make her Good. It merely makes her Lawful. She is Lawful Neutral.