SCN 8-8008: FACTOR # 18 (old)

Project: A Course on Hubbard’s Factors

This paper presents Factor # 18 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 # 18. It is the opinion of the viewpoints that some of these forms should endure. Thus there is survival.

From the universal viewpoint, there is simply evolution that is continuous, harmonious and consistent. From the human viewpoint, there are discontinuities, disharmonies and inconsistencies that express themselves as the turbulence of life.

The human effort is to resolve the turbulence of life by restoring continuity, harmony and consistency of the universal viewpoint.

KHTK FACTOR # 18: The human viewpoint sees turbulence among these forms and it endeavors to settle it through prayer, meditation, art, and science. Thus there is evolution.



Prayer is the longing for freedom from turbulence. Meditation is an effort to let go of existing conditioning. Art is the search for new viewpoints that go beyond the mundane human existence. Science uses a more systematic approach to expand the human viewpoint.

Here we have evolution of the human thought.


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