VIDEO: Proof Scientology still promotes Hubbard's bizarre ideas about evolution - 2020-05-24
We have another leaked video of a webinar that was promoted to European Scientologists this week. In "The Evolution of Life: The True Story" by Barna Gombos we can see the anti-science nature of Scientology. Gombos denies the existence of evolution and the webinar is based on the writings of L. Ron Hubbard, starting with his definition of life as a combination of Theta and MEST.
Hubbard pokes fun at the primordial soup model of abiogenesis first proposed by Darwin, but that theory is the basis of the RNA World hypothesis that is thought to be the most likely path in the origin of life. Hubbard instead imagines beings with great computers that design animals and convince thetans to inhabit them.
Gombos describes Hubbard's theory of the Genetic Entity — a second soul that reincarnates from body to body and performs autonomic functions that keep the body going. "This is the 'mind' of an animal, a dog or a cat or a cow" is his description. It's the Genetic Entity that recalls past lives and deaths as animals best described Hubbard's 1952 book "A History of Man" with the famous first line "A cold-blooded and factual account of your last 76 trillion years."