SCN 8-8008: FACTOR # 17 (old)

Project: A Course on Hubbard’s Factors

This paper presents Factor # 17 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.


FACTOR # 17. And the opinion of the viewpoint regulates the consideration of the forms, their stillness or their motion, and these considerations consist of assignment of beauty or ugliness to the forms and these considerations alone are art.

The laws of nature, as expressed through self-animation, regulate the forms and motion of dimension points. This self-animation is recognized through the objectivity of the universal viewpoint. The added opinions belong to the subjectivity of narrower viewpoints.

The real art is the nature itself. Narrower viewpoints simply add their subjective colorful considerations to it.

KHTK FACTOR # 17: The forms have evolved from minerals to plants to animals to humans. Therein lies the art, but human viewpoints simply add their colorful considerations of beauty and ugliness to it.



According to Hubbard, each individual creates his own universe. That is true only in the subjective sense. These individual universes are subjective universes. One can change, manipulate and control one’s universe only to the degree one can change, manipulate and control one’s considerations.

Under the individual universes lies the self-animated universe as perceived from the universal viewpoint. The universal objectivity is science. The individual subjectivity is art.


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