Tuesday, May 09, 2006

PTA, Who's Yer Daddy?, -and- Nothing Is Out There

PTA - mom arrested for making Ex-Lax cookies for teachers
Who's Yer Daddy? - researchers build robot that can reproduce
Nothing Is Out There - UFO study finds no aliens exist


L. Ron Hubbard publishes the first edition of "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health." This follows on the heels of a feature article in the pulp sci-fi magazine "Astounding Science Fiction."

A book review in the "The New Republic" describes the work as "a bold and immodest mixture of complete nonsense and perfectly reasonable common sense, taken from long-acknowledged findings and disguised and distorted by a crazy, newly invented terminology."

The subsequent movement goes on to become one of the scariest, most powerful pseudoreligious cults in modern history, Scientology.

This creature's nails are in serious need of trimming! Click to enlarge.