From: goehring@mentor.cc.purdue.edu (Scott Goehring)
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Subject: Re: Perfectionism (was Re: L. Ron Hubbard was an egregious sexist.)
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Date: 21 Aug 91 13:58:28 GMT
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In article <1991Aug20.195201.17119@hellgate.utah.edu>, sgandy%peruvian.utah.edu@cs.utah.edu (Sildem Gandy) writes:

>Jon, if you have any suggestions as to how to improve Dianetics why >don't you say so? LRH looked for suggestions for years, and after >receiving a thousands of which only twenty or so proved at all useful >and *none* were major or basic, decided to go it alone.

which is of course why he let others (McMasters, Mayo) write much of the vaunted Tech. Mayo wrote most of the NOTs, after all, and that's why Scientology fought so hard to quash him when he split, since he had intimate knowledge of what was in them, having written them. amazing how so many people who insist that Mayo is a squirrel and think that anything he touched is going to hurt them nonetheless so dearly want to use the materials he wrote.

nearly every idea in Dianetics/Scientology is taken from some other source.

i would advise reading Jon Atack's book; he has some very enlightening things to say on the issue of LRH's longstanding habit of plagiarism. i don't have my copy handy at the moment, or i'd quote some of his sources. maybe later. -- It's because you...piss...me...off. -- Russ Smith, in rec.games.mud, said to Bruce Woodcock

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