Scientology Logic 16
Logic 16 - An abstract postulate must be compared to the universe to which it applies and brought into the category of things which can be sensed, measured or experienced in that universe before such postulate can be considered workable.
This is an important datum. This is where a lot of people go wrong. They come up with a solution to a problem and then without comparing it to reality and without bringing it into the realm of reality, they try to implement it.
A horrible and highly damaging example of this is the psychiatric theory that insanity is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. To compared that theory to the universe to which it applies and bring it into the category of things which can be sensed, measured or experienced we would have to have a test that could be performed that would show the imbalance. No such test exists, so this theory has never been validated, yet the theory is used daily to "treat" people with "mental problems" by filling them up with drugs whose adverse side-effects include psychotic behavior and suicide. The consequences are profits for the psychiatric and pharmaceutical industries and immeasurable harm to the patient.