August 28th, 2010

green leaves

Hermione Grainger and the Methods of Rationality

I've been enjoying Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (Petunia marries a professor, so Harry is raised in a good home and is very familiar with science and science fiction), but I have some problems with the way Hermione is in the story. In order to see whether I'm an outlier on this, here's a poll:

How plausible do you think the Methods of Rationality Hermione is?

Extremely plausible-- I'm very like her or I know someone very like her
Very plausible-- she makes a lot of sense to me
Plausible enough-- good in the story, and I've never thought about whether she's plausible
Incoherent-- plausible in some chapters but not in others
Incoherent-- doesn't seem like the same character through the story and generally implausible
Does not seem like a human being
Some other possibility (please describe in comments)