"There are rules for argument that lead to the building of a theory; they can be condensed to three key, critical points, the sense of which is clear. The problem in application is the subtlety with which violations of those rules can creep in. The critical rules are:
1. Argument by appeal to authority is of no value whatever.
2. The observation, not the observer's report, are the important data.
3. No theory, however well-established or long-held, can stand in the face of one relevant, contradictory fact."
3 important things to remember in reading the heinlein letters and becoming involved in dianetics and scientology.
Fast forward from the above statement from 1950 to 1965 KSW, and we have KSW as one BIG appeal to authority, or source or LRH.