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Offline programmer_guy

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Re: Narconon
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2009, 20:13 »
Did it sound genuine or coerced?

That's a legit question that I can't really answer at this point in time:
1. This happened over 30 years ago so I don't remember what was said at that time.
2. I was under the spell of SCN at that time and believed everything that was SCN.

A better question would be "Did he stay off street drugs thereafter"?
1. I wouldn't know if Narconon has a better track record than any other program.
2. The much bigger issue is that Narconon is a lead into the cult of SCN.

I hope I answered your question.
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Offline programmer_guy

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Re: Narconon
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2009, 21:27 »
ethercat,

I suggest that you also put a mention about Criminon, under Narconon, on the home page here.
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Offline mefree

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Re: Narconon
« Reply #42 on: December 13, 2009, 21:55 »
PG you are probably familiar with this page from Narconon exposed that discusses sources for the purported success rates.

Several different studies are cited.

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Narconon/studies.htm

I'll just put it here for any who have not seen it.

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Offline programmer_guy

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Re: Narconon
« Reply #43 on: December 13, 2009, 23:08 »
Thanks for the links. I haven't really studied Narconon in depth after I got out of SCN.
I've just read a few critical things about it after I left SCN and from what I saw at the Riverside Mission one time, it was obviously an SCN front group.

Anyway, I think those links are probably to info from Dave Touretzky who is at CMU.
What little I know about Dave, I like him.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2009, 23:39 by programmer_guy »
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Offline wynot

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Re: Narconon
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2009, 00:26 »
Dr. Dave is super-nice, and a fun dinner companion.

Hmm. That seems to be true of most anti-cult activists... I wonder if that means anything? ???

'til next time;
wynot
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Re: Narconon
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2009, 02:47 »
Dr. Dave is super-nice, and a fun dinner companion.

Hmm. That seems to be true of most anti-cult activists... I wonder if that means anything? ???

'til next time;
wynot

Oh, I'll bet that he is. <snicker>

And in my line of work, I have created some embedded software to support academic research (data gathering) for a university in Arizona.

I could tell you the name of that PHD post-doctorate university staff, but then I'd have to kill you
(just kidding!... that's an old "Top Gun" line from that movie.)

Sorry, I couldn't resist. :)
« Last Edit: December 14, 2009, 03:04 by programmer_guy »
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