From the author of the Clearbird materials:
"We respect Ron's tech for what it is, a complete system that has been tested and adjusted, re-tested and adjusted again, and now existed more or less in its final form for over 30 years." http://the-scientologist.com/clearbird.shtml
Are we 100% certain that the purpose of Scientology was to be educational?
Granted, 'finding the ruin' of a new Scientology victim often revealed that they hadn't read a whole lot since they left school... and if there's one thing a Scientology victim is going to be doing a lot of, it's buying books!
Still... was Scientology meant to educate, or did the pseudoreligion achieve some pseudoeducation as a byproduct of its fag-packet psychology? I mean, were poor old Ron's comments on education made out of a genuine desire to improve the educational system, or were they made in order to criticize that same educational system since it hadn't worked for him?
The US educational system was very patchy during the Scientology era, with some schools desperately under-funded and with out-of-date resources... but the kind of money a prominent Scientology victim is prompted to drop at an IAS event could sort out a whole school, not just meet the needs of their own kids. (And if Scientology in schools was about education, rather than indoctrination, the standard of education given within the Scientology machine would be better. The children of Scientology victims have far worse life chances than regular people on the outside.)
Really effective educational systems try to get people to think for themselves, but present-day Scientology has gone the other way. Parroting LRH is the form of study that gets you up the 'Bridge' nowadays. Think for yourself at your peril. So can that really be educational? I think not.
So Hubbard thought he understood education. He also thought he understood radiation. Photography. Jazz music. Submarine hunting. Venus.
Probably best we just let it die.
You don't have to worry about squirrels
unless you are a nut.
"A person will never be free from Scientology if they use Scientology to explain Scientology - they will always be left with huge unexplained gaps that can never be answered because the answers Scientology gives are inadequate and false." - Alanzo
" There is new research taking place in this field. We support that. The technology presented here is a workable technology, not necessarily perfect. This research is done by true professionals that have practiced the existing technology for years and years. Clearbird's manuals do not contain any of this research as it is outside the scope of a basic textbook. The basics of the technology are sound and solid and that is what a student has to learn first; it's a long and hard study all by itself. We have thus concentrated on the basic technology and have taken great care that no alterations of the technology itself has been accidentally introduced."
-- How Technology Gets Altered
"We have compared his works to other authors, such as L. Kin, Geoffrey Filbert, and the German philosopher A. Nordenholz (who wrote the first book and the first axioms of the subject - in 1934). We have written a completely new and comprehensive textbook based on these and other authors' works on the subject of standard technology."
-- Welcome to 'Clearbird'
Last edited by loose cannon; 28th January 2012 at 10:34 AM.
And for those who have them identified . . . and many do . . . now is your opportunity to look at these prefixes in a good dictionary
And further to the point, folks know when they do not understand something or when they experience a non-comprehension . . . . but I can tell you it is a very frequent occurrence to have folks with misunderstoods and to be totally unaware and unknowing of it.
Life is supposed to be enjoyed, Mate!
"Twenty years of work has been put into this performance." Cadel Evans on winning the Tour de France.
I'm with you on that, mate. Mine's taken me fifty-plus.
3 new Alan C. Walter eBooks now available for free download from PaulsRabbit at http://paulsrabbit.com, in both PDF format and Kindle (MOBI) format. Each has a clickable Table of Contents, and is searchable. (1) The ESMB Posts: 1241 posts from 420 threads, 775 pages. (2) ACW Lightlink Archives: All 130 articles, 400 pages. (3) Kn Dictionary, 121 pages. Also see PaulsRabbit Ebooks thread.
Both leave the individual failing to understand the concept in question. In one instance the person is apt to realize he doesn't comprehend. In the other instance, the person is inclined to believe, erroneously, that he does. Neither is ideal, but the latter condition is the worse.
Mark A. Baker