There have sometimes been typographical errors in Scientology materials.
My copy of The Phoenix Lectures, purchased in 1982, came not with an errata
sheet, but with an errata booklet. However the quality of materials has
been improving over the years and I haven't noticed any typos in recent
possibility shouldn't be ruled out. Materials sometimes have to be
changed to correct earlier typos. It's also possible that a
curious seeming alteration to a new edition might be an unintentional mistake.
A lecture transcript could be punctuated incorrectly, a glossary entry could be incorrect.
Such things should be borne in mind and queried
Here's a short dialogue I had in October 2000 with a church critic:
Konchok: For instance, what about typos and word errors
in LRH bulletins? Can we just say "That's a typo."? NO! That would be
"reasonable" alter-ising, verbal tech, squirreling, and a HIGH CRIME.
Freddie: Of course you can say that something
is a typo! What utter nonsense!
With hindsight I was perhaps rather too prickly, but you get the idea.
Here's LRH on the subject:
'So, you see the sentence could be inexplicit or it
could omit the data or
accidentally deprive somebody of the information. A typographical error will
do this. The word ~cat~ is missing in the sentence: The dog chased a.
'All right, now we say to the student, Now, all right, let's tell us what
that action is. Well, he's confused. Well, you certainly don't have to go
very far afield to find out what he's confused about.
'So, the fault actually could be with the text, as well as with the student,
if the text is not explicit by reason of typographical error or by some other
reason, and so forth, the information is not relayed to him in an explicit
form, so then he gets confused. So, it isn't always his fault that he is
confused, don't you see?
'You can sometimes take a hold of the text he's been studying and just take
one glance at it and all of a sudden see that two paragraphs have been
omitted out of it. They are the paragraphs that define somebody. You see,
somebody made a mimeograph copy and didn't copy two paragraphs, you know?
L. Ron Hubbard, speaking in "Study: Gradients and Nomenclature," a lecture given
on 6 August 1964.
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