Education, Memory, Grains of Sand, and Scientology
How we learn doesn’t jive with LRH’s paradigm of the human mind. Since Ron was so “stats-oriented,” let’s start with the numbers.
He said we’ve all lived for quadrillions of years. By multiplying this number times all the pictures in all our memories over this period, we come up with an amount greater than the number of grains of sand on Earth. Whoa.
One quadrillion (ten to the fifteenth power, 10^15, or 1,000,000,000,000,000) times (x) one trillion memories per lifetime (completely arbitrary figure) equals (=) one octillion (10^27.) Just to put things into perspective, planet Earth has roughly 7.5 quintillion (7.5 x 10^18) grains of sand. (Lord Google and I stopped counting at 5 quintillion and extrapolated the rest.)
As I’ve scientifically illustrated, each of us has more memories than there are grains of sand in the world. And yet after years of auditing, we’re able to access but a miniscule fraction of these “facsimiles”—an amount less than the number of grains of sand on that patch of Waikiki Beach in front of the Westin Hotel.
If we add BTs (body thetans) to the equation, our memories approach a number called a “googol”—which is 10 followed by 100 zeros. Which is more than anything in the known universe. How do I know this? Trust me; I just do.
Despite what LRH guaranteed, we’re somehow not able to access all the knowledge and experience contained in this vast wealth of memories. As evidenced by what they’re doing in life and how they’re affecting their communities, even OT 8s haven’t been granted admittance to this other-dimensional server farm.
Wouldn’t you think these OTs would be smarter after all those years spent delving into memories from their past lives? Especially if they were truly cause over matter, energy, space, and time. I’d like to think a person is either “at cause” over his “time track” and can recall everything… Or he’s not. Which means he “false attested,” or was brainwashed into believing he’d actually achieved this state of beingness.
If what Ron said is true, and auditing really works, wouldn’t you think it’d be more efficient to “recall” math, calculus and trigonometry than suffer through years of studying at one school after another? Why should we have to slog through text books and instruction manuals if all the data is already tucked away in our minds? Haven’t we already studied this stuff thousands of times?
Wouldn’t it make more sense to recall “the wheel,” than have to invent a new one? [Or how about recreating one of those DC 8 spaceships that traversed galaxies — Ed]
If LRH was correct, Scientology should experience a boom in the near future from all the Clear and OT Scientologists who’ve died, picked up new bodies, and have returned to carry on before the Psychs forced them to go PTS and develop cancer. (PTS: Potential Trouble Source—one connected to a suppressive person; Cancer: something really, really bad.)
Why don’t OTs have perfect recall? Why do they still forget where they put the car keys, how to speak Mandarin, or how to build a force field from Legos and old Atari computers? Why can’t they remember how to keep their bodies alive for more than seventy or eighty years? Something to do with gluten, maybe?
Why do they have to keep re-doing all of LRH’s courses? Do they forget everything they learned the first time? Hasn’t every word they studied been recorded perfectly in their “cleared” minds?
Why do we remember some things and forget others? Why do our memories fade? Are we simply suffering from long chains of MUs (misunderstood words)? Or are we running into ancient implants commanding us to “forget,” “look the other way,” and “stick your head where the sun don’t shine?” Are BTs to blame? Or did we skip a gradient? Like that time a quadrillion and three years ago when we became Byzantine-King-Like-Guy without having first mastered the art of Byzantine-Prince-Like-Guy. Or are faulty gray-matter connections responsible for our shoddy recall? Improperly aligned synapses, perhaps? Short circuits? Frayed wire? Built in obsolescence?
Why aren’t kids at Delphi taught to direct their “file clerks” to find the answers to all their questions? Are their file clerks so busy that they can’t take the time to help these poor kids?
Why did LRH invent study tech to learn how to drive a tractor if all one had to do was go back to that time 67.8 billion years ago when Jorge Xenamoscovich invented the first John Deere? We were all there, right?
Ron devised Method One word clearing in which people recover all their education. Why didn’t he invent a “Memory Rundown” instead where people recover their whole time tracks? Then again, what’s the difference?
All answers point to a model of the human mind that doesn’t match up with what LRH presented to the world. What he “discovered” about memory, recall, and learning simply doesn’t pan out in real life. Either the man seriously miscalculated or he was lying.
One more question: Why does brain injury affect memory?
One more question more: Why do so many non-OTs live longer than OTs?
Still Not Declared,