|Book: Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health|
|The Old Man's Case Book|
Hubbard says conditioning does not exist, and that in an experiment with dogs, they went mad because of engrams.
Conditioning does not, however, exist. Pavlov may have been able to drive dogs mad by repeated experiments: this was simply bad observation on the part of the observer. The dogs might be trained to do this or that.
But it was not conditioning. The dogs went mad because they were given engrams if and when they did go mad. A series of such experiments, properly conducted and observed, proves this contention.1
The boy who was told daily he was no good and who apparently went into a decline soley because of that, declined only because of the engram.2
— L. Ron Hubbard
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health
(Chapter IX Keying In the Engram)
1 Note: Hubbard said he did animal experiments at Oak Knoll naval hospital in 1945.
2 Hubbard often gave such off-the-cuff childhood case histories. Was he referring to himself here?
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