Anomalies and Outpoints

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

[NOTE: My acknowledgement goes to L Ron Hubbard. I have freely borrowed from his writings to build up further on them, as usually done in the field of research.]


Hubbard’s Ideal Scene for Logic does not spring from some basic principle of the Universe. It is rather heuristic as expressed in The Logic of Data Series. In Subject Clearing, The Ideal Scene for Logic is the principle of ONENESS (continuity, consistency and harmony) of reality, as explained in The Ideal Scene of LOGIC.

Thus, the OUTPOINTS are the categories of illogics determined heuristically in Data Series by Hubbard. On the other hand ANOMALIES are the basic illogics as derived from the principle of Oneness of Reality.

The anomaly of DISCONTINUITY appears to contain the outpoints of OMITTED DATA and  DROPPED TIME.

The anomaly of INCONSISTENCY appears to contain the outpoints of ALTERED SEQUENCE and ALTERED IMPORTANCE.

The anomaly of DISHARMONY appears to contain the outpoints of FALSEHOOD and WRONG TARGET.

These outpoints are described as follows.



“This can be an omitted person, terminal, object, energy, space, time, form, sequence, or even an omitted scene. Anything that can be omitted that should be there is an out-point. This is easily the most overlooked out-point as it isn’t there to directly attract attention.”

“In crime it is as bad to omit as it is to commit. Yet no one seems to notice the omissions as actual crimes. In any analysis which fails to discover a WHY one can safely conclude the why is an omission and look for things that should be there and aren’t.”



“Time that should be noted and isn’t would be an out-point of “dropped time”. It is a special case of an omitted datum. Dropped time has a peculiarly ferocious effect that adds up to utter lunacy. A news bulletin from 1814 and one from 1922 read consecutively without time assigned produces otherwise undetectable madness.”

“In madmen the present is the dropped time, leaving them in the haunted past. Just telling a group of madmen to “come up to present time” will produce a few miraculous “cures”. Time aberrations are so strong that dropped time well qualifies as an out-point.”



“Sequence means linear (in a line) travel either through space or time or both. Any things, events, object, sizes, in a wrong sequence is an out-point. The number series 3, 7, 1, 2, 4, 6, 5 is an altered sequence, or an incorrect sequence. A cart-before-the-horse out of sequence is an out-point.”

“The basic outness is no sequence at all. This leads into FIXED IDEAS. It also shows up in what is called disassociation, an insanity. Things connected to or similar to each other are not seen as consecutive. Such people also jump about subjectwise without relation to an obvious sequence. Disassociation is the extreme case where things that are related are not seen to be and things that have no relation are conceived to have.”

“One has to think in sequences to have correct sequences. Persons who do not think in sequence do not see altered sequences in their own actions or areas.”



“An importance shifted from its actual relative importance, up or down, is an out-point. A number of things of different importances can be assigned a monotone of importance. That will also be an out-point. All importances are relative to their actuality.”



“When you hear two facts that are contrary, one is a falsehood or both are. Propaganda and other activities specialize in falsehoods and provoke great disturbance. Willful or unintentional a falsehood is an out-point. It may be a mistake or a calculated or defensive falsehood and it is still an out-point.”

“Anything that seeks to be what it isn’t is a falsehood and an out-point. Fiction that does not pretend to be anything else is of course not a falsehood.”



“Mistaken objective is an out-point. An example would be “removing the slums” to make way for modem shops, which kills the tourist industry.”

“Wrong target is commonly mistaken identity. It is also mistaken purposes or goals. Injustice is usually a wrong target out-point. Arrest the drug consumer, award the drug company would be an example.”

“A large sum of aberration is based on wrong targets, wrong sources, wrong causes. Incorrectly tell a patient he has ulcers when he hasn’t and he’s hung with an out-point which impedes recovery.”



There may be types of outpoints other than those outlined above; but they all fall under the three basic anomalies of discontinuity, inconsistency and disharmony.

To gain some familiarity with these outpoints please see the examples provided in Data Series 2: Logic.

Then make some examples of your own.


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  • egonegator  On August 17, 2022 at 5:41 PM

    Thank you SO MUCH for all you WONDERFUL posting for WE THE PEOPLE! I had started on the Data Series but may switch to the Subject Clearing because it seems a bit more something in some ways.

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