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 materials.

The 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 where applicable.

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? This corny.'

L. Ron Hubbard, speaking in "Study: Gradients and Nomenclature," a lecture given on 6 August 1964.


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