The key concept in any argument relating to Hubbard's plagiarism is that of "source". In the early days, Hubbard expressed a debt to other thinkers. For example, there are a number of references to Freud and Breuer in his 1950 lectures. However, on 7 February 1965 Hubbard published the Policy Letter "Keeping Scientology Working", where he said: "Our technology has not been discovered by a group. True, if the group had not supported me in many ways I could not have discovered it either." What is it about LRH that made him Source? His technology - the Grades, the OT levels, all of his discoveries. Nobody else - nobody - ever discovered it."
Soderqvist1: It seems to me that Jon Attack has misunderstood it!
L. Ron Hubbard was not a source of discovery; he was a source of compilation!
Metaphorical speaking; it just like that you are standing in front of a meadow and you see that it is lot of beautiful things there, and you start "research" that meadow and you "discover" that its is lot of flowers, some is beautiful and some is not, and you begin to pick flowers you like, after a while you have a bouquet of flowers in you hand, and you know that you are the source of that particular compilation of flowers, because you have done the hard work of waste and regard, and you call your bouquet Scientology!
’Is it all based on one man’s work?
Although Dianetics and Scientology were discovered by L. Ron Hubbard, he wrote: “Acknowledgment is made to fifty thousand years of thinking men without whose speculations and observations the creation and construction of Dianetics would not have been possible. Credit in particular is due to: “Anaxagoras, Thomas Paine, Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson, Socrates, René Descartes, Plato, James Clerk Maxwell, Euclid, Charcot, Lucretius, Herbert Spencer, Roger Bacon, William James, Francis Bacon, Sigmund Freud, Isaac Newton, van Leeuwenhoek, Cmdr. Joseph Thompson (MC) USN, William A. White, Voltaire, Will Durant, Count Alfred Korzybski, and my instructors in atomic and molecular phenomena, mathematics and the humanities at George Washington University and at Princeton.”
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The principal achievement of Dianetics lies in its organization. Almost any of its parts can be found somewhere in history, even when they were independently evolved by the writer. There are no principal sources, and where a practice or a principle is borrowed from some past school the connection is usually accidental and does not admit any further use or validity of that school.
(Summation of the considerations and examinations of the human spirit and the material universe completed between A.D. 1923 and 1953.)
The ultimate truth is a static.
The static has the capability of total knowingness. Total knowingness would consist of total ARC.
Total ARC would bring about the vanishment of all mechanical conditions of existence.
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Scientology Fundamentals By L. Ron Hubbard
the philosophic root of Dianetics and Scientology, the core truth upon which all is based, could hardly be simpler: “The spirit is the source of all,” Ron tells us, “You are a spirit.”