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Affidavit and Autopsy[edit]

As far as I can tell, this 1983 affidavit by L. Ron Hubbard has not been included in his article: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B17iefmhkI5fSnZHSENqSzhkM0U Any reason why not? Are affidavits not considered reliable sources? Also, can anyone explain why his article states "His body was cremated following an autopsy" yet this January 29, 1986 NY Times article http://www.nytimes.com/1986/01/29/obituaries/l-ron-hubbard-dies-of-stroke-founder-of-church-of-scientology.html states "County officials said today that Mr. Hubbard, a science fiction writer, was cremated Sunday without an autopsy." This is backed up by this 1982 codicil by L. Ron Hubbard http://home.earthlink.net/~snefru/deathoflrh/1983.html in which he states "Under no circumstances shall my body lie in state or be subjected to an autopsy." Johnalexwood (talk) 10:00, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Well the article no longer contains the string "autopsy" so I gather this has been removed by you or another person, so given the NYTimes ref this seems fine. It now says just "His body was cremated and the ashes were scattered at sea" and is this OK?
As to the affidaviat, for one thing it's very long and can you summarize what what statement you would like to support with it? Second of all, while it looks legit, the website is "drive.google.com" and this is probably just some person's Google drive? This is not an acceptable source, and it's not impossible that someone would put a forged document on a Google drive. What we'd want is the actual document hosted at the court website, or a legitimate second party website, or something, I would think. Herostratus (talk) 20:47, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
And seconding the other editor's point that we want to be very careful about using primary documents particularly with fraught subjects. Is there a secondary source, such as an article in a major newspaper or magazine, that summarizes the points made in the affadavit? If not, is it maybe not a very important point? Herostratus (talk) 20:53, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Ron "studied" civil engineering?[edit]

How did this man "study" civil engineering for two years in some college, as the first two years of college one does not take courses in his major field of study? How stupid. Ron was no engineer, nor was he a physicist. He was a cult leader; nothing more, and nothing less. What a joke. - Herbert Barber, PhD, PhD — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.216.134.18 (talk) 03:25, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

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Ig Nobel Prize[edit]

Please add Category:Ig Nobel Prize winners. --Ingbeol (talk) 04:59, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

This would first have to be explained in the article with a reliable source before being added as a category. Categories must still meet WP:V. Do you have a source for this? Grayfell (talk) 07:42, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

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"Others convictions from the same trial" in the lead section[edit]

No need for that 's' behind Other. 2A02:1810:4D34:DC00:8DF2:AC20:CE97:8359 (talk) 02:22, 9 November 2017 (UTC)