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#1 Rhythm

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:04 PM

http://www.wired.com...-09/st_thompson
From a recent study at Stanford University, it seems that literacy has improved without Hubbard's plagiarized and perverted "Study Tech".
What factor has helped these students excel? Scientology's bane. The institution that David Miscavige and his brainwashed entourage said was "run by criminals".
I am referring to the internet, that communications medium which organized scientology regards as an "external influence", "entheta" and "evil". You see, captive scientologists believe that you can only improve your ability to communicate by doing robotic staring and speaking drills or following instructions from a scientology counsellor in an auditing session.
Granted, knowing the definitions of the words you write, read, speak or hear are necessary to be fluent in a language. (What are dictionaries for and why have they been around for hundreds of years?) Didn't Virginia Waddy document that in her 1889 book, Elements of Composition and Rhetoric in chapter 8? The finding that the very act of communicating can improve one's ability to communicate will probably be dismissed by captive scientologists as "psych influenced" or "false data". Nevertheless, it is fact.
Sorry, Ron. Today we will not clap and cheer to your picture. Instead, we applaud the fine research that Andrea Lunsford, professor of writing and rhetoric at Stanford University, is facilitating in the area of student literacy.

#2 AnonyMary

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:54 PM

Good to read this! For the benefit of those who do not know the background on Virginia Waddy:

Arnie Lerma of Lermanet.com researched and posted his findings that Virginia Waddy was, in fact, the originator of what scientologists former and current have come to know as L Ron Hubbard's STUDY TECH.

Virginia Waddy (1850-1911) was an educator and author born in the United States of America. She was a teacher of Rhetoric at Richmond High School in Richmond, Virginia. In 1889, she published the 416 page, sixteen chapter book titled Elements of Composition and Rhetoric with Copious Exercises in Both Criticism and Construction.
http://en.wikipedia..../Virginia_Waddy

reference: "Where Study Tech Originated". Where Study Tech Originated. Virginia Waddy / Lermanet.
http://www.lermanet....exit/studytech/
http://en.wikipedia....ied_Scholastics

In 1889, Virginia Waddy published the 416 page, sixteen chapter book titled Elements of Composition and Rhetoric with Copious Exercises in Both Criticism and Construction. Here are some pages from the book that document where Scientology's Study Tech really originated from:

Index of /exit/studytech
Parent Directory
REWARD-randy-payne.doc
demo-kit.txt
forcedbreakin.txt
virginiawaddy-titlepage.jpg
virginiawaddy01.jpg
virginiawaddy02.jpg
virginiawaddy03.jpg
virginiawaddy04.jpg
virginiawaddy05.jpg
http://www.lermanet....exit/studytech/

The sources that L Ron Hubbard stole from to create Scientology
http://www.lermanet.com/sources.htm




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