Harry Potter and the Recessive Allele

Arguments have been made that magic is a recessive allele.   Here is a link explaining the argument. If you hate clicking things I will give you a quick summary. As you may remember from biology class your genetic makeup is determined by alleles you receive from each parent. These can be dominant or recessive. […]

The Golden Trio

Prisoner of Azkaban

Anyway it is time to get back to what this blog is all about. Picking holes in the things I love. 1. All the O.W.Ls Much of the plot of The Prisoner of Azkaban hinges on time travel. JK Rowling has already addressed the inherent problems with using time turners, “I went far too light-heartedly […]

Not a flaw: An inch from madness.

At some point in your wanderings through the trecherous pathways of the interweb you must have come accross this old chestnut “Why are wands measured in inches if Hogwarts is in Britain.” Then below it are comments from 20,000 angry English people. So let me address the question once and for all. This is a […]

The Chamber’s Secrets

1) “There is one major exception to the general magical aversion to Muggle technology, and that is the car (and, to a lesser extent, motorbikes and trains). Prior to the introduction of the International Statute of Secrecy, wizards and Muggles used the same kind of everyday transport: horse-drawn carts and sailing ships among them. The […]

Charlie Weasley

According to the Harry Potter wiki page Charlie Weasley was born on the 12th of December 1972, this would mean that he finished Hogwarts in 1991 (According to the wiki page he attends 1984 to 1991, because you start secondary  school in the school year in which you turn 12 [this holds consistent for other characters]). […]

The Riddle Voldemort

It is established that each part of Voldemort’s soul is unaware of what is happening to the other parts. Ginny has to tell Riddle the story of Voldemort, ‘Well you see, Ginny told me all about you, Harry,’ said Riddle. ‘Your whole fascinating history.’ And when Voldemort returned he was unaware of what had happened […]