Science of Survival
SPDL Note: Scientology’s “Tone Scale,”1 invented by cult founder L. Ron Hubbard, is a graduated scale of emotions each of which is given an arbitrary numerical value such as “Enthusiasm” (4.0), “Boredom” (2.5), “Antagonism” (2.0), “Anger” (1.5), “Covert Hostility” (1.1), ” Grief” (.5), and “Apathy” (0.05). Hubbard and Scientology teach that anything above 2.0 (Antagonism) is positive, or “analytical” and anything below 2.0 is negative or “reactive.”
Hubbard and Scientology teach that each emotion on the Tone Scale corresponds with a definite set of physiological, psychological, moral, political, social and even sexual traits. According to Hubbard , low- toned people are dishonest, immoral, destructive and criminal, and have a negative worth in society. Hubbard and Scientology assert that only Dianetics and Scientology can elevate people out of their negative chronic tones and conditions.
Scientologists are taught to use the tone scale to make instant psychological evaluations of people around them so as to predict and control their behavior. By simulating or being a “half tone” above the emotional tone of their human subjects, Scientologists seek to achieve an emotional rapport in order to manipulate and dominate them.
When you’re dealing with a creature as insidious as a suppressive, you’d better know how to spot his 1.1 behavior before he can wreak any havoc. — Church of Scientology International. Living Issue 351 © 20012
Around 1.1, we reach the level of covert hostility. Here the hatred of the individual has been socially and individually censured to a point where it has been suppressed, and the individual no longer dares demonstrate hate as such. He yet possesses sufficient energy to express some feeling on the matter, and so what hatred he feels comes forth covertly. All manner of subterfuges may be resorted to. The person may claim to love others and to have the good of others as his foremost interest; yet, at the same moment, he works, unconsciously or otherwise, to injure or destroy the lives and reputations of people and also to destroy property.” — L. Ron Hubbard, Science of Survival3
Suppression is easy to spot — if you know your basics.
That’s why Science of Survival is the first book you’ll read on the How to Confront and Shatter Suppression Course.1
When you’re dealing with a creature as insidious as a suppressive, you’d better know how to spot his 1.1 behavior before he can wreak any havoc. You’ll learn exactly how in Science of Survival and its Chart of Human Evaluation.2
And with the new Science of Survival Lectures, you’ll gain an even greater understanding of how to use this chart to accurately predict human behavior.
Plus, the new Science of Survival Extension Course enables you to understand the data fully, in the most convenient way possible. Done by correspondence with our Extension Course Supervisor, either by mail or e-mail, this course will give you certainty of this priceless tech. (…)
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Free Theta: 10
A. Tone Scale: Native, Acute, Chronic (Ref. Text): 1.1 1
B. Dianetic Evaluation: Covert Hostility
C. Behavior and Physiology: Capable of minor execution.
D. Psychiatric Range: Psychotic
E. Medical Range: Endocrine and neurological illnesses.
F. Emotion: Unexpressed resentment/Fear.
G. Affinity: Covert hostility
H. Sonic*: Very poor impressions. Much dub-in.2 Reception from environment interpreted as threats.
(*Note: In wide-open case, sonic and/or vision may be on full.)
I. Visio*: Very poor impressions. Much dub-in.
(*Note: In wide-open case, sonic and/or vision may be on full.)
J. Somatic: Recall of pain as such very occasional. Physical pain converted to fear. One somatic3 represents many somatics.
K. Speech Talks/Speech Listens: Talks apparent theta4, but intent vicious. Listens little: mostly to cabal, gossip, lies.
L. Subject’s Handling of Written or Spoken Comm When Acting as a Relay Point: Relays only malicious comm. Cuts comm lines. Won’t relay.
M. Reality (Agreement): Doubt of own reality5. Insecurity. Doubt of opposing reality.
P. Sexual Behavior/Attitude Toward Children: Promiscuity, perversion, sadism, irregular practices. / Use of children for sadistic purposes.
Q. Command Over Environment: No control of reason or emotions, but apparent organic control. Uses sly means of controlling others, especially hypnotic. Communistic.
R. Actual Worth to Society Compared to Apparent Worth: Active liability. Enturbulates others. Apparent worth outweighed by vicious hidden intents.
S. Ethic Level: Sex criminal. Negative ethics. Deviously dishonest without reason. Pseudo-ethical activities screen perversion of ethics.
T. Handling of Truth: Ingenious and vicious perversions of truth. Covers lying artfully.
U. Courage Level: Occasional underhanded displays of action, otherwise cowardly.
V. Ability to Handle Responsibility: Incapable, capricious, irresponsible.
The reasonable man quite ordinarily overlooks the fact that people from 2.0 down1 have no traffic with reason and cannot be reasoned with as one would reason with a 3.0. There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale, neither one of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts. The first is to raise them on the Tone Scale by unenturbulating some of their theta by anyone of the three valid processes. The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow. Adders are safe bedmates compared to people on the lower bands of the Tone Scale. Not all the beauty nor the handsomeness nor artificial social value nor property can atone for the vicious damage such people do to sane men and women. The sudden and abrupt deletion of all individuals occupying the lower bands of the Tone Scale from the social order would result in an almost instant rise in the cultural tone and would interrupt the dwindling spiral into which any society may have entered.
It is not necessary to produce a world of Clears in order to have a reasonable and worthwhile social order. It is only necessary to delete those individuals who range from 2.0 down, either by processing them enough to get their tone level above the2.0line (a task which, indeed, is not very great, since the amount of processing per case might be under fifty hours, although it might also be in excess of two hundred) or simply quarantining them from the society. A Venezuelan dictator once decided to stop leprosy. He saw that most lepers in his country were also beggars. By the simple expedient of collecting and destroying all the beggars in Venezuela, an end was put to leprosy in that country.
L. Ron Hubbard, Science of Survival (1951).