Blog: Science Vs. Pseudoscience: A Brief History of How Scientology's E-Meter Came Into Existence - Part 1 - 2020-03-16
(Note: This is an excerpt from the book we're writing on Scientology.)
Very little was known about electricity in the 18th century. The subject commanded wide scientific and public interest. The idea that the human body was somehow electrical in nature was a matter of speculation and skepticism. The idea that God's creation needed electricity when God had breathed life into Adam and Eve was an affront to clerics. God was the source of life and did not need electricity – whatever electricity was altogether – to animate God's living Creation. God was the source of Life argued Christian theologians. Therefore, the Life Force was the Holy Spirit which pervaded all things as a function of God's omnipresence.