"The best trained people in the world on the subject of the humanities" - what kind of education would they need? Let's ask Mankind's best friend Elron Hubbub (all quotes taken from Associate Newsletter No. 3
, 1953, ca. mid-May, by L. Ron Hubbard):
"You're going to see a change of curriculum shortly with some additional material (...) It is mainly in the field of what an auditor does to become a Doctor of Scientology (...)
The additional training, aside from a brush-up for the individual in the doctorate school, will include, according to my present plans here, a fast review of Freudian psychoanalysis to the end of obtaining a fast and certain command of diagnosis and definition as outlined by Sigmund Freud. Next a command of philosophy as represented in the books of Will Durant which give a fast and accurate review. Next, a fast glance through general semantics, although it looks this time as though I will have to write a short enough book as none of the books now existing are sufficiently comprehensive to be susceptible to easy teaching. Further, we have made certain changes in the subject. Next, a history of psychotherapy. Next, an outline of psychology, experimental psychology and psychiatry as predicted. Next, a short look at a study of giant brains of the electronic type."
Hubbard then goes on to explain that since noone could possibly get all this in a short period of time, the person working on his doctorate would be given a quick introduction, then extended training in Scientology, and then assigned to study the other stuff at home during one year, while also practising Scientology.
"In this way, we will get a trained expert in the field of the humanities. (...) And we'll be able to claim that with their professional formal training and their field work, we are the best trained people in the world on the subject of the humanities."
I believe a few of our Clambake regulars wasted several years of their lives on getting a formal academic education. Haha, when you could have become a top scholar in one year with Hubbard! How does it feel, suckers?
PS. Why would anyone want a silly useless word like epistemology when there are a whole lot of good
words in the Scientology Technical Dictionary?
PPS. I forgot another important quote from the same Hubbard associate newsletter:
"Now there happens to be something like a shortage of cash around here..."