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Win in latest issue of Scientific American.

Post by Guy_Fox on Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:32 pm

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Re: Win in latest issue of Scientific American.

Post by Turboknight on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:52 pm

Love this part :

Instead of printing the legend as fact, I recently interviewed the acclaimed science-fiction author Harlan Ellison, who told me he was at the birth of Scientology. At a meeting in New York City of a sci-fi writers’ group called the Hydra Club, Hubbard was complaining to L. Sprague de Camp and the others about writing for a penny a word. “Lester del Rey then said half-jokingly, ‘What you really ought to do is create a religion because it will be tax-free,’ and at that point everyone in the room started chiming in with ideas for this new religion. So the idea was a Gestalt that Ron caught on to and assimilated the details. He then wrote it up as ‘Dianetics: A New Science of the Mind’ and sold it to John W. Campbell, Jr., who published it in Astounding Science Fiction in 1950.”
Your presence sends peasants fleeing into their barns and bolting their doors. In a good way.

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