From: sgandy%peruvian.utah.edu@cs.utah.edu (Sildem Gandy)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Perfectionism (was Re: L. Ron Hubbard was an egregious sexist.)
Message-ID: <1991Aug21.144850.9141@hellgate.utah.edu>
Date: 21 Aug 91 20:48:50 GMT
References: <1991Aug8.200303.22826@cadence.com> <28A1D783.13882@ics.uci.edu> <17563@life.ai.mit.edu> <19116@scorn.sco.COM> <1991Aug20.195201.17119@hellgate.utah.edu> <GOEHRING.91Aug21085828@mentor.cc.purdue.edu>
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In article <GOEHRING.91Aug21085828@mentor.cc.purdue.edu> goehring@mentor.cc.purdue.edu writes: > >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

Clearly you haven't read much of LRH's work yourself, else you would know, or at least be familiar with that fact that he says right in the beginning of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health that much of what he was writing was discovered by others and that he was consolidating it and putting it into a workable form. Of course, Mayo et al did alter what he wrote and made quite a mess of things. You should be aware that Mayo was put out of business primarily for copyright violations. If he actually wrote the materials that he was using he would have had no problem.


Sildem Gandy (sgandy@peruvian.utah.edu)

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