SCN 8-8008: FACTOR # 11

Project: A Course on Hubbard’s Factors

This paper presents Factor # 11 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

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FACTOR # 11. But there are other viewpoints and these viewpoints out-thrust points to view. And there comes about an interchange amongst viewpoints; but the interchange is never otherwise than in terms of exchanging dimension points.

Per Factor # 3 the natural viewpoint is the universal viewpoint, which is objective and universally shared. As a viewpoint narrows from its natural state it loses its objectivity and becomes subjective. It no longer sees the dimension points as they are; instead it holds an opinion about them.

As there are degrees of subjectivity, there can be any number of subjective viewpoints with their own opinions of dimension points. Thus, different viewpoints have different views of the same thing, which they exchange among them.

The universal viewpoint, which is objective, has the awareness of the actual dimension points, but it cannot easily communicate it to narrower viewpoints, which are subjective. The narrower viewpoints hold their own versions of the dimension points as opinions.

REVISED FACTOR # 11: The natural viewpoint is the universal viewpoint. As it narrows there comes about a multiplicity of subjective viewpoints. These viewpoints hold their own opinions of dimension points, which they then interchange.

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FINAL COMMENTS

The objective viewpoint is universally shared only because different people have independently arrived at that conclusion. It is, therefore, not the result of some agreement.

Agreements, such as, the Earth is flat, or that there is a God with extraordinary attributes, are not necessarily arrived at objectively. These simply could be opinions shared by a community of people.

Objective viewpoint is something very different and unique. It stands by itself, and not by some agreement.

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