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What happened when an actual scientist of the mind checked out L. Ron Hubbard in 1950

Marvin_MinskyMarvin Minsky is a major figure in artificial intelligence — he founded MIT’s AI laboratory, and in 1951 he built the first neural network simulator. Which means that he was doing actual science of the mind when a certain pulp fiction writer was pretending that he’d made a discovery about the human mind that was “a milestone for Man comparable to his discovery of fire.”

Oh yeah? Well, Minsky describes the time he traveled down to L. Ron Hubbard’s foundation in Elizabeth, New Jersey around that time to see what Hubbard was actually up to.

One of our tipsters pointed out that Minsky described the visit recently in an MIT online course. We managed to snag the relevant segment from an hour-long lecture. We think you’ll find it interesting.

 

 

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Having fun with Toastmistress Ultra

An actual email exchange.

[Emailed to the Underground Bunker]
Dear Sir/Madam,

Hello! My name is Carla Moxon and I am the Director of Public Activities here at Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR). I am also in charge of following up on requests for CCHR’s documentaries.

Recently you requested a complimentary copy of a free information kit from CCHR.

We are very interested in your feedback, so would you please take a few minutes to answer the following questions:

1. Have you received your DVD?

2. If so, what part/element of the documentary did you find most interesting?

3. After viewing the documentary, what actions do you consider are important to secure the rights of patients?

4. Is there anything else you would like us to know about the documentary?

Thank you very much for your time and information.

Sincerely,
Carla Moxon
Director of Field Activities
CCHR International

[We don’t remember requesting an information kit, and we haven’t received a DVD. But here’s what we emailed back…]

Mainly, Carla, I’m wondering how you still have any position at all with a Scientology entity after you were named an unindicted co-conspirator in the prosecution of Scientology’s 1970s Snow White Program by the US Department of Justice after the largest infiltration of the US government in its history.

Sincerely looking forward to your explanation.

[Response? Crickets.]

 
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When the Internet grew legs

A little flashback for the Anons. From Delphi Boston in 2008…

 
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Miss Lovely in Hollywood

Tory Christman and Missionary Kid decided that The Unbreakable Miss Lovely ought to see the sights in Scientologyland. We’ll post a few here, and we have a feeling Tory will post the rest later today…

 
Award for Nicole Kidman when She Plays Miss Lovely

 
Hendrix Plays for Miss Lovely

 
Miss Lovely Visits TC at Grauman's

 
Miss Lovely Trumps LRH

 
Miss Lovely goes to the Scientology testing center!

 
Calling OSA over Arrival of Miss Lovely

 
A security guard dials OSA to warn about Miss Lovely’s invasion!

 
Two Real Authors in front of AS, Inc

 
Miss Lovely at L. Ron Hubbard’s literary agency, Author Services Inc! David Miscavige has a secret apartment out back!

 
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Tory does her best to get a Scientology flatfoot interested in literature!

Thank you, Tory and MK!

 
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BOOK NOTES

 
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Check out the interactive map to our ongoing tour.

We didn’t get a chance to include photos in our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, so we’re posting them at the Underground Bunker. We’ve created a dedicated page for them, and we hope you go through them all, then come back here and tell us your thoughts!

Copies of the paperback version of ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ are on sale at Amazon. The Kindle edition is also available, and shipping instantly.

 
Our appearances…

June 11: New York City (with Paulette Cooper) We’re keeping the venue on the down-low at this point. If you’re interested in coming to this unique event — Paulette in New York talking about Scientology where her story began — drop us a line so we get an idea how many are coming.

June 20: Chicago (with Christian Stolte) The Annoyance Theater, 5pm: This event is SOLD OUT.

June 22: Toronto (with Paulette Cooper) Toronto Public Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd, 7:30 pm, sponsored by the Centre for Inquiry-Canada
June 23: Toronto (with Paulette Cooper) The “Getting Clear” conference

June 28: Clearwater, Florida (with Paulette Cooper) Clearwater Public Library, 2 pm

July 12: Washington DC, Center for Inquiry (with Paulette Cooper)

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on May 31, 2015 at 07:00

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of LA attorney and former church member Vance Woodward

UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists

GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice

SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer
The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill
The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
Jason Beghe | Tom DeVocht | Sara Goldberg | Paul Haggis | Mark “Marty” Rathbun | Mike Rinder | Spanky Taylor | Hana Whitfield

 

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