From: ksand@apple.com (Kent Sandvik)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Einstein
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Date: 3 Aug 91 21:08:40 GMT
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In article <14161@pt.cs.cmu.edu>, lindsay+@cs.cmu.edu (Donald Lindsay) writes: > tfykh@fy.chalmers.se (Kenneth Holmlund) writes: > >In their effort to convince me they told me that Albert Einstein was one > >of the very first scientologists and they even had a picture of him in one > >of their brouchures. > > Since Einstein died in 1955, and the word Scientology dates from > 1952, it's barely possible. However, I am certain that they are as > wrong as the Velikovsky-ites, who also claim Einstein. > > Which brings up the subject of brains. Supposedly, being "clear" > makes people better at intellectual pursuits. This has been > specifically stated, several times, here on this newsgroup. The > examples given always seem to include chess playing. When given > famous names, however, we get John Travolta. Can anyone name a chess > Master or Grandmaster who is a church member? Or a famous (live) > scientist? If not, is there a reason?

Yes, I start to remember a certain Scientology campaign in Australia, where they promised to boost the IQ quite considerably - which I find questionable because nobody has really defined the ultimate intelligence scale for a human mind so far (I guess my IQ is below 100, but at least I'm able to put on my own clothes).


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