A fater sikertelen sci-fi íróként egy fél-vallásos könyv megírásával akart gyors pénzhez jutni. Soha nem az emberek segítése volt a célja.
"Penthouse: Did he write the book off the top of his head? Did he do any real research?
Hubbard: No research at all. When he has answered that question over the years, his answer has changed according to which biography he was writing. Sometimes he used to write a new biography every week. He usually said that he had put thirty years of research into the book. But no, he did not. What he did, reaily, was take bits and pieces from other people and put them together in a blender and stir them all up , and out came Dianetics!"