Think on it. View 1 comment. Sep 15, Chris Shank rated it it was ok. First, let me establish something. There is no denying that Hubbard was a genius. I have no doubt he was an extremely informed person, and he wrote intelligently and assiduously in order for people to take him seriously as a religious Czar. He desperately wanted people to think of his work as scientific, though it mostly strikes one as innovative, and I believe that it was his innovation that brought him his enormous success.
He clearly created more than he relayed, and if his Scientology is scientific—in the sense of being verified by other leading scientists or presenting hypotheses that are testable for definite verification—then science is in some serious trouble. I personally think that both science and religion are pursuits of every human being in varying degrees, though many systems of behavior or thought often represent more one function than the other; therefore both are legit.
For all its oddities and possible snares for authority-seeking types of individuals, its results are still impressive, considering alone the massive amount of followers it has attained over the years. Hubbard cooked up something novel, expansive, and fully planned to last. These engrams are memories of dangers which continue to influence an individual, but which no longer represent real threats.
The auditing process is an intense and closely guided therapy session of reactivating those fetal memories in order to neutralize them. He defends the possibility of being able to consciously return to fetal memories by reasoning that the human brain is recording events and storing experiential data at all stages of its development, even during its unconscious moments.
If Hubbard is right, then everyone who existed before should be categorized as a pre-clear, which is roughly a billion-billion people give or take a few billion Neolithic homo sapiens who were intellectually impaired and lost in the non-Hubbardian darkness. I do tend to give some credence to what I consider to be scientifically conducted experiments and peer-reviewed research in recreating alleged birth trauma and helping individuals to cope through exposure to what is believed to be perinatal memory of sorts see the work of Stanislav Grof and Christopher Bache.
Probably this amounts to more of a sympathy and admiration for the courage to both develop beta therapeutic techniques which might be helpful to people, and to stand with their new ideas against the tsunami of scientific evidence that might seem at times to fly in their face. However, though the concepts of Dianetics intrigue me, I think it is at bottom mostly neologistic craftiness and shifty formalism.
It is my belief that Hubbard to some extent probably had the good of others in mind. All decriers of what is widely considered eccentric religious belief like Scientology have to ask themselves if they are sincerely ready to know what the world would be like without religion. Especially out of the Scientology domain. So, it seems to me that there is some value in Dianetics as a self-help tool.
Until it ruins some poor bastard. In which case, thumbs down. And also this is probably as good a time as any to say this the film The Master, which intentionally parallels the life of L. Ron Hubbard, is brilliant. Philip Seymour Hoffman. Oh, and Hubbard too. Aug 31, Eric rated it did not like it.
Couldn't finish the book because it was entirely too boring. I don't know how scientologists do it Feb 18, Kiersten Paige rated it did not like it. Lol My brain is melting out of my ears Is there an engram for that? Dianetics is admittedly a pragmatic theory of health, based only on workable axioms The seductive theory is supporter by heaps of anecdotal evidence. But published in by a single author - a science fiction writer - there is a lot that doesn't hold up to any established science, lacking the scientific principles of ockhams razor and retestability.
The axioms it claims are also highly dubious. It is utterly speculative, and though there could be significant co Dianetics is admittedly a pragmatic theory of health, based only on workable axioms It is utterly speculative, and though there could be significant correlation, there is no causality in its therapeutic effects; if there is, it is placeboic.
Dianetics is a self-sustaining ecosystem of ideas, each providing evidence for the other in a circle. Even "the original thesis" cannot be stated without reference to several other branches within the dianetics family. Hubbard's experience as a science fiction writer is apparent in designing a belief system as documented in The Dynamics of Life.
Time after time he makes bold claims but offers no verifiable evidence supporting them outside of the examples at the end of the book which can't really be confirmed wi Hubbard's experience as a science fiction writer is apparent in designing a belief system as documented in The Dynamics of Life. Time after time he makes bold claims but offers no verifiable evidence supporting them outside of the examples at the end of the book which can't really be confirmed without talking with a number of parties that are conveniently not available to cross exam.
Most kids change what they want to be when they grow up a number of times. This is simply untrue. Everyone dreams whether they remember it or not. This shows his ignorance of the stages of sleep and what happens with brain waves at those stages. The driving theory of the book is the claim that "engrams" occur at pivotal painful moments in life and are stored in the "reactive mind. He claims that everyone has a birth or pre-natal "basic engram" which must be reached by an auditor to eventually "clear" the person.
How can there be a birth "engram" if birth is necessary for survival? The very act of birth is the essential first step to Survive. A logical fallacy in the system of auditing, if accepted at face value, is that he says the auditor can't have the same "engram" that the person they're auditing has or it would be restimulated in them and they would become more and more aberated and go crazy.
If Hubbard was the first auditor, who cleared his "engrams? His examples of the "reactive mind" storing data about attempted abortions while in utero are very far fetched. Especially since an unborn baby does not yet know language, there would be nothing meaningful that could be processed from any sounds heard. He claims that in one example the unborn baby was stabbed 18 times with an orange wood stick at 3 months after conception which was allegedly discovered during "auditing.
Even an adult would be severely injured. The examples he includes like this are so far fetched as to discredit the concept and reveal it as nothing more than a false belief system. This is strong evidence that abortion attempts were not "extremely common. Think of the concept of the movie Inception. A skilled persuader could convince someone that something happened whether it really did or not. If the person believes it occurred, perhaps that could be enough.
Stylistically, the writing is very tedious and was a chore to get through the book. The numerous footnotes defining terms were distracting as well. The book masquerades as a way to help people but seems to be nothing more than a product of the author's imagination. I would only recommend reading it if you are interested in a study of how to create a belief system. Feb 22, Janice rated it it was ok Shelves: religion. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
First of all, I want to say it was very hard to give it a 2 star review. Considering the note at the beginning basically came across as if you don't understand something it is because you failed to understand or look up the words bothered me.
I mean, there are ideas out there that no amount of vocabulary can help us understand. However, I did power through to the end and I made a personal rule that 1 stars would be reserved for books I could not finish. The book is very very repetitive. In addi First of all, I want to say it was very hard to give it a 2 star review. In addition, he defined multiple common words, but only did so in the glossary. So, in the instances where context indicated he may be using an uncommon definition, one would have to go to the back of the book.
There were times I felt like I could read the same paragraph multiple times and still not understand what he said even if I knew all the words. Maybe the intro made me start in a poor mood because I did not appreciate being told I was too stupid to look up words when you feel the need to define very common words.
Maybe it was the fact that they said to presume attempted abortions in everyone of the "current" generation, which I was appalled at. Going into anything with assumptions is going to taint the experience and how you view it. It is definitely not scientific, including no references.
And before anyone says it was self help book, I have read many of those that still contain references to the relevant studies or texts. That said if you are curious about the belief systems based on his works and have a strong will it can be done.
I plan to power through the other two books in this series out of my love for studying other beliefs more than anything else. Oct 23, Peach Von Cat rated it liked it. While a thin book with large print, it took me 3 entire months to clumsy my way through the round-a-bout arguments.
Sentences repeated themselves in new words throughout the book and some chapters could have stood to be omitted entirely. I give it three stars purely for creativity. The idea behind two entirely different minds and the linking of conditioned behaviors While a thin book with large print, it took me 3 entire months to clumsy my way through the round-a-bout arguments.
The idea behind two entirely different minds and the linking of conditioned behaviors from experiences actually comes together in a way that, honestly, does sound appealing. Dianetics, from what I could ascertain from the intro, seems to be anti mental health, anti-gay, and in some more hidden ways anti-women. I also found it incredibly interesting that experiences like failed abortions could impact individuals.
Being , it did take me a moment to understand what the social implications of that being included in this book were, so I found it to be very interesting. Apr 02, Alex Pinnock rated it it was amazing. I understand that this book took a lot of work as far as restoration was concerned and for that I sincerely thank the publishers.
Dianetics the original thesis is a brief introduction into the study or Dianetics, the book itself is rather short and can be read in less than 2 hours. The book covers the primary axioms and the dynamic principle of existence in addition to engrams, auditing and Hubbard's first description of the clear.
I would recommend this book for anybody studying Dianetics who w I understand that this book took a lot of work as far as restoration was concerned and for that I sincerely thank the publishers. I would recommend this book for anybody studying Dianetics who wants a thorough overview of the subject. A great precursor to the more detailed and comprehensive "Dianetics". Jan 18, Grace Hoover rated it did not like it. Reading through this book was a struggle, but interesting in that the red flags pointing to cult like behavior control are clearly written in the text.
I'm thankful I was able to read it by borrowing it so that I didn't have to put one penny into the bank account of an organization that has so many deep rooted issues. If you want to look into the texts of Scientology this book is a good example of their beliefs. Other than that it's not worth reading as it doesn't say anything of value and prete Reading through this book was a struggle, but interesting in that the red flags pointing to cult like behavior control are clearly written in the text.
Other than that it's not worth reading as it doesn't say anything of value and pretends to be a scientific book with no sources. Feb 23, Doug Wolf rated it did not like it. I saw commercials on TV for this book for decades, one day, I decided to dive in. On the surface, Hubbard makes a compelling argument for his self help method, but, it doesn't take long before it starts feeling a little creepy in the "come join my cult" sort of way, and this was before I learned of the "church" of scientology.
Then it got mega creepy. Nov 09, Nate Horn rated it it was amazing. This book is one of Hubbard greatest works. The Original Thesis has great things that some of his other books have but was organized in a better way. Very easy to read and hard to put down.
His original discoveries in Dianetics were profound. Jul 16, Dorothy McQueen rated it it was amazing Shelves: authored-by-dorothy-mcqueen , library-of-congress. It was a lot of information to stretch the imagination. There are only four Dynamics discussed yet expanded now to eight.
It is a mental metabolic tool for business, governments, agents and the ordinary people! Feb 09, Theresa rated it did not like it. One of the worst books I've ever started - I did not finish it! Only bought it because I was strongarmed into doing so by a brainwashed cult member in Apr 09, James K rated it liked it. I much preferred Dianetics, but there was still some good stuff in this book. Ron Hubbard provides an introduction to the study of Dianetics.
Dianetics is a word coined by the author which can be defined as an exploration into the most fascinating realm on earth - human mind and spirit. The purpose of dianetics to pass man across the abyss of irrational, solely reactive thought and enter him upon a new stage of constructive progression towards the ultimate goal, immortality.
For example, say you've read The Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for the first time. Your class has little discussions about it as you work through chapter by chapter. Some students bring up observations you were already thinking about.
Some mention things you hadn't considered prior. Either way, when it's time to write, you know other conversations about the book exist, but you're just not familiar with them all. It could take weeks, even months of poring through secondary texts to get even a faint grasp of what you could talk about. The very core of a writer's topic is communicated through the thesis, so let's start from there.
Going off of the example of Dr. Hyde , say you want to talk about Dr. Jekyll's upbringing and how that influenced his actions in the book. That's a broad, common idea, but you can set it apart from this overdone concept by applying a second layer to it. This typically consists of a specific perspective or lens which professors may introduce, such as Marxist, feminist, queer, historical, and psychological perspectives.
These lenses serve to frame your scope-or in other words, focus the way you relay your argument. So, if I want to talk about the elements that factored into how Dr. Jekyll was raised, I may want to focus on the historical context behind it-hence applying a historical lens. That's not always enough, though. Say that with the aid of a historical lens, you decide that you want to write your paper about how London society at the time was responsible for shaping Dr.
Jekyll into the kind of person that he was at the start of the novel. Unfortunately, a lot of people may have talked about that. So now what? Here's where the third layer comes into play. For this, zero in on something very specific within the text-and it doesn't have to be explicitly related to the topic of the second layer.
A lot of people talk about the historical context of the story. But do people talk about how the police system worked at that time? Or how criminal detective work in general functioned?
An investment thesis can help individual investors evaluate investment ideas and select the ones that can best help them meet their investment goals. As with any thesis, an idea may surface but it is methodical research that takes it from an abstract concept to a recommendation for action. In the world of investments, the thesis serves as a game plan.
Most investment theses are in written form, and can be used to look back and analyze why a particular decision was made in the first place—and whether it was the right one. Let's say an investor purchases a stock based on the investment thesis that the stock is undervalued. The thesis further states that the investor plans to hold the stock for three years, during which its price will rise to reflect its true worth. At that point, the stock will be sold at a profit.
A year later, the stock market crashes and the investor's pick crashes with it. The investor recalls the investment thesis, relies on the integrity of its conclusions, and continues to hold the stock. That is a sound strategy unless some event that is totally unexpected and entirely absent from the investment thesis occurs.
Examples of these might include the global financial crisis, the Brexit vote that forced Great Britain out of the European Union in , and the coronavirus outbreak that jeopardized the supply chain from China in These were events that nobody saw coming, and they might affect someone's investment thesis. As markets ever evolve, so do the ideas and strategies investment professionals believe are best suited to take advantage of growth and value creation opportunities. An investment thesis is generally formally documented, but there are no universal standards for the contents.
Some require fast action and are not elaborate compositions. When a thesis concerns a big trend, such as a global macro perspective, the investment thesis may be well documented and might even include a fair amount of promotional materials for presentation to potential investing partners.
In the last few decades, portfolio management has become a science-based discipline, not unlike engineering or medicine. As in those fields, breakthroughs in basic theory, technology, and market structures continuously translate into improvements in products and in professional practices. The investment thesis has been strengthened with qualitative and quantitative methods that are now widely accepted. Portfolio Management. Portfolio Construction. Investing Essentials.
Mutual Fund Essentials. Your Money. Personal Finance. As part of the graduation requirements for students completing theses, dissertations, or doctoral projects, once final documents are accepted by the Graduate College as complete, approved, and properly formatted, students must then submit their final approved document electronically to ProQuest and Digital Scholarship UNLV by the appropriate deadline each semester.
Theses and dissertations must be properly formatted according to both the style guidelines used in your discipline and the format required by UNLV. Presetting your formatting will ease formatting-induced frustrations in the long-term. Finally, check the graduation and submission deadlines for the semester you wish to graduate. Make sure you submit your graduation application, defend, submit, and upload your thesis or dissertation on or before the listed deadline.
This section just provides some general guidelines for the theses and dissertations. Reading it will help to answer questions about whether the theses or dissertation is collaborative it is not , how to choose a style guide, who is responsible for judging the acceptability of the thesis or dissertation, and so forth. This section discusses the nature of using previously published material. Please read if you are planning on incorporating such material into your theses or dissertation.
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Break up your results into logical segments by using subheadings Key results should be stated in clear sentences at the beginning of paragraphs. Describe the nature of the findings; do not just tell the reader whether or not they are significant. Writing for an Audience Who is your audience? Researchers working in analogous field areas elsewhere in the world i.
Researchers working in your field area, but with different techniques. Researchers working on the same interval of geologic time elsewhere in the world. All other researchers using the same technique you have used. If your study encompasses an active process, researchers working on the same process in the ancient record. Conversely, if your study is based on the rock record, people studying modem analogs. People writing a synthesis paper on important new developments in your field. People applying earth science to societal problems i.
Potential reviewers of your manuscript or your thesis committee. Editing Your Thesis. Planning Ahead for Your Thesis. Writing for an Audience. Avoiding Ambiguity. Writing for an International Audience. Abstract A good abstract explains in one line why the paper is important. It then goes on to give a summary of your major results, preferably couched in numbers with error limits.
The final sentences explain the major implications of your work. A good abstract is concise, readable, and quantitative. Absrtracts generally do not have citations. Information in title should not be repeated. Be explicit. Use numbers where appropriate. Answers to these questions should be found in the abstract: What did you do? Why did you do it? What question were you trying to answer? How did you do it? State methods. What did you learn?
State major results. Why does it matter? Point out at least one significant implication. Table of Contents list all headings and subheadings with page numbers indent subheadings it will look something like this:. How do you do this? Physical separation into different sections or paragraphs. Don't overlay interpretation on top of data in figures. Careful use of phrases such as "We infer that ". Don't worry if "results" seem short. Easier for your reader to absorb, frequent shifts of mental mode not required.
Ensures that your work will endure in spite of shifting paradigms. Discussion Start with a few sentences that summarize the most important results. The discussion section should be a brief essay in itself, answering the following questions and caveats: What are the major patterns in the observations? Refer to spatial and temporal variations. What are the relationships, trends and generalizations among the results?
What are the exceptions to these patterns or generalizations? What are the likely causes mechanisms underlying these patterns resulting predictions? Is there agreement or disagreement with previous work? Interpret results in terms of background laid out in the introduction - what is the relationship of the present results to the original question? What is the implication of the present results for other unanswered questions in earth sciences, ecology, environmental policy, etc?
Multiple hypotheses: There are usually several possible explanations for results. Be careful to consider all of these rather than simply pushing your favorite one. If you can eliminate all but one, that is great, but often that is not possible with the data in hand. In that case you should give even treatment to the remaining possibilities, and try to indicate ways in which future work may lead to their discrimination.
Avoid bandwagons: A special case of the above. Avoid jumping a currently fashionable point of view unless your results really do strongly support them. What are the things we now know or understand that we didn't know or understand before the present work? Include the evidence or line of reasoning supporting each interpretation. What is the significance of the present results: why should we care?
This section should be rich in references to similar work and background needed to interpret results. Is there material that does not contribute to one of the elements listed above? If so, this may be material that you will want to consider deleting or moving. Break up the section into logical segments by using subheads. Conclusions What is the strongest and most important statement that you can make from your observations?
If you met the reader at a meeting six months from now, what do you want them to remember about your paper? Refer back to problem posed, and describe the conclusions that you reached from carrying out this investigation, summarize new observations, new interpretations, and new insights that have resulted from the present work.
Include the broader implications of your results. Do not repeat word for word the abstract, introduction or discussion. Recommendations Include when appropriate most of the time Remedial action to solve the problem. Further research to fill in gaps in our understanding. Directions for future investigations on this or related topics.
Acknowledgments Advisor s and anyone who helped you: technically including materials, supplies intellectually assistance, advice financially for example, departmental support, travel grants. References cite all ideas, concepts, text, data that are not your own if you make a statement, back it up with your own data or a reference all references cited in the text must be listed cite single-author references by the surname of the author followed by date of the publication in parenthesis Simpson and Hays cite more than double-author references by the surname of the first author followed by et al.
Pfirman, Simpson and Hays would be: Pfirman et al. Nature , , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commonly asked questions about ozone. Pfirman, S. Stute, H. Simpson, and J. Pechenik, J. Harper Collins Publishers, New York, pp.
Pitelka, D. Child Review of ciliary structure and function. In: Biochemistry and Physiology of Protozoa , Vol. Hutner, editor , Academic Press, New York, Sambrotto, R. Stute, M. Clark, P. Schlosser, W. Broecker, and G. Bonani A high altitude continental paleotemperature record derived from noble gases dissolved in groundwater from the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. Appendices Include all your data in the appendix. Tables where more than pages.
Calculations where more than pages. You may include a key article as appendix. If you consulted a large number of references but did not cite all of them, you might want to include a list of additional resource material, etc. List of equipment used for an experiment or details of complicated procedures.
Note: Figures and tables, including captions, should be embedded in the text and not in an appendix, unless they are more than pages and are not critical to your argument. Order of Writing Your thesis is not written in the same order as it is presented in. The following gives you one idea how to proceed. Here is another approach. Write up a preliminary version of the background section first. This will serve as the basis for the introduction in your final paper. As you collect data, write up the methods section.
It is much easier to do this right after you have collected the data. Be sure to include a description of the research equipment and relevant calibration plots. When you have some data, start making plots and tables of the data. These will help you to visualize the data and to see gaps in your data collection. If time permits, you should go back and fill in the gaps.
You are finished when you have a set of plots that show a definite trend or lack of a trend. Be sure to make adequate statistical tests of your results. Once you have a complete set of plots and statistical tests, arrange the plots and tables in a logical order.
Write figure captions for the plots and tables. As much as possible, the captions should stand alone in explaining the plots and tables. Many scientists read only the abstract, figures, figure captions, tables, table captions, and conclusions of a paper. Be sure that your figures, tables and captions are well labeled and well documented. Once your plots and tables are complete, write the results section. Writing this section requires extreme discipline. You must describe your results, but you must NOT interpret them.
If good ideas occur to you at this time, save them at the bottom of the page for the discussion section. Be factual and orderly in this section, but try not to be too dry. Once you have written the results section, you can move on to the discussion section. This is usually fun to write, because now you can talk about your ideas about the data.
Many papers are cited in the literature because they have a good cartoon that subsequent authors would like to use or modify. In writing the discussion session, be sure to adequately discuss the work of other authors who collected data on the same or related scientific questions. Be sure to discuss how their work is relevant to your work. If there were flaws in their methodology, this is the place to discuss it. After you have discussed the data, you can write the conclusions section.
The conventional wisdom is what most people a simple majority think about a particular issue. So if most people see Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye as being alienated, then it will not be argumentative to point this out. Other examples:. If you defy the conventional wisdom just for the heck of it, your reader will probably know.
So if you truly think Holden is alienated, think deeply about why he might be alienated. Acknowledge all the obvious reasons in your writing, and then hit your reader with a nuanced and thought provoking reason. For instance,. He is a loner, he gets expelled from his school, and he is incapable of calling Jane Gallagher. This view might not be correct. If you are writing about a sports team, find some research from another field — like economics or music — to give your investigation a unique angle.
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