The Claims of Hubbard to be a Nuclear Physicist FAQ
FAQ By W.C. Barwell October 22, 1997
All though Hubbard was [expelled] from George Washington
University for failing grades after only four semesters,
it did not stop him from repeatedly lying that he was
a "nuclear physicist." He was proud of the fact that he
was supposedly a student in the alledgedly first class
in nuclear physics (he received an "F") in an American
University, although he flunked all science and math
courses he ever took. Here is a collection of Hubbard's
claims to have been a nuclear physicist.
This listing is almost certainly not exhaustive.
"I happen to be a nuclear physicist; I am not a
psychologist nor a psychiatrist nor a medical doctor."
Quoted from Dianetics: The Modern Miracle, February 6, 1952.
"To some degree, it was my responsibility that this
world got itself an atom bomb, because there were only a
handful of nuclear physicists in the thirties - only a handful.
And we were all beating the desk and saying "How wonderful it
will be if we discover atomic fission," because we decided that
the thing to do with atomic fission was to go out and discover
the stars, to make big passenger liners that would go ten times
around the world on the same fuel. This was what we endeavoured
to do with atomic fission. The government stepped in and
gave us three billion dollars. I had nothing to do with that
program; I would *not* have had anything to do with the program.
Three billion dollars to destroy all of man."
Also found transcribed in the "Research and Discovery" series,
Old Tech volumes, Vol. 3 page 470 and New Tech Volumes. Vol. 5 page 143
"For hundreds of years physical scientists have been seeking
to apply the exact knowledge of the physical universe they had
gained to Man and his problems.
Quoted in What Is Scientology?
"Newton, Sir James Jeans, Einstein, have all sought to find the
exact laws of human behavior in order to help mankind.
"Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, C.E., Ph.D., a nuclear physicist,
Scientology has demonstrably achieved this long-sought goal.
Doctor Hubbard, educated in advanced physics and higher mathematics
and also a student of Sigmund Freud and others, began his present
researches thirty years ago at George Washington University. The
dramatic result has been Scientology... It is the science of the Man,
the Woman, and the Child in the street. It belongs to us, the people,
not to any vested interest on earth.
We are in such a period today. A period artificially imposed.
I don't suppose there is any individual any place who wants
actively to impose a tyrany on the United States.
L. Ron Hubbard
These boys, who do this today merely want gain for themselves.
They say it would be very nice and I would be very safe, if.
You now. If I could supress certain opinions being spoken.
If I could do this... They nibble away just a little bit you
see, and then one fine day you find a whole sphere of knowledge
partioned off for some good adequate reasonable reason. What is
this sphere of knowledge? Well it's science. But you say, we're
supposed to have science, that's progress. All of a sudden they
see an electronics engineer, and they say, 'you know, you're
supposed to be over there, behind that barbed wire over there.
Well the electronic engineers of the country have not yet noticed
They are inside barbed wire. They are! But they go backwards
and forwards past armed guards to get to and from work.
I wouldn't work under these conditions!
A fellow offered me a job one time. He said, all you have to do
walk in here, leave your gun at the gate, walk in here, and you're
supposed to walk around for eight hours a day, and do so and so and
so and so. And I said where, and he said in that enclosure over there.
And I said what's the difference between that and a prison camp?
Ohh! He said, that's nonsense. You get paid in there.
That was the first and only time the goverment offered me a post as
nuclear physicist. That was the end of that.
The uh, government offered that post. They tried to kidnap me
on another one by the way. They said, you're still in the reserves,
and we can call you back to active duty on research in the field of
mind. You are still in the service, the admiral said, ha ha!
Creating A New Civilization Tape Series
Tape A Postulate Out Of A Gloden Age
December 6 1956
"The HASI and all its concerns is founded on the work
of one man, L. Ron Hubbard, engineer, explorer, nuclear
physicist and writer. Holding in his mind a knowledge
of Eastern thought gained in his travels, his instruction
in psychology from a medical doctor who has studied
personally under Sigmund Freud, and his training in
mathematics and nuclear physics, L. Ron Hubbard found
himself convalescing in hospital towards the end of the
second world war, after a distinguished career in the
United States Navy."
THE MAN WHO INVENTED SCIENTOLOGY
HCOB 26 May 1959
"Therefore, I am a little bit angry with psychology because
I walked onto the stage as a nuclear physicist in 1932
wanting to know something about the mind."
UNIVERSES (5th ACC) file 8/30 (tape 8):
"And here were
some of the largest and best endowed departments of the
greatest universities of the world, pretending they knew
something about the mind, knowing nothing. Knowing nothing
but their own shallow pomposity, to be very, very brutal.
Little men with big heads. They caused me more trouble than
I care to be caused. Simply because I asked this single
solitary problem: 'What is the smallest energy unit?'
Well, this was remarkable. What business does a nuclear
physicist have, in the first place, investigating in the
field of psychology? Obviously that should be investigated.
Somebody should have observed something. And he sits down
at a laboratory bench and he looks over the problem and he
says, 'Well, now, let's see. Pictures? Let's see if these
fellows around here... Say Joe, when you think of
something, do you see a picture?'"
Transcript of Taped Lecture by L. Ron Hubbard
5ACC-7 - 5404C07
Number 8 of "Universes and the War between
Theta and Mest" cassettes.
UNIVERSE: BASIC DEFINITIONS
A lecture give on 7 April 1954