Thursday, 6 August 2009

The Funniest Picture You Will See Today



"Eureka! I saw it! It flinched!" L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, uses his Hubbard Electrometer to determine whether tomatoes experience pain, 1968. Photo: Hulton Archive

The Telegraph
today reports that L.Ron Hubbard's qualifications as a doctor were less than credible, having obtained a PhD from a dodgy source. Scientology, as we know, is well dodgy, as exemplified by the fact that it is revered by Hollywood celebrities, enough to pour discredit upon any religion or philosophy. Just as an aside, it is worth remembering that the founder of Scientology famously said, "You know how to become a millionaire? Start a religion." At some point he decided to act upon his assertion, having perhaps realised that there was not much money in his research into whether tomatoes actually feel pain. Having now seen at first hand, photographic evidence of his groundbreaking research, I'm never going to look at a salad the same way again.

1 comment:

Physiocrat said...

Funny way to cook a tomato. Why didn't he slice it and put it under the grill?

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