Not to disagree with anything already stated, but, here are the 3 primary problems I see with the Tone Scale:
1) It's Arbitrary. It reflects both Ron's *own* biases and preferences, but, *also* the biases and preferences he wanted to install in his 'supermen'.
2) It's 'loaded'. The 'position' on the Tone Scale isn't the only tendentious element. *Also*, each category, according to Ron, implies *other* qualities which are *not* in evidence. For example; someone below '2.0' has bad breath. The fun part of this is that it makes it easier to 'rank' people and 'discover' their Tone Level on an *additional* arbitrary level.
3) The sheer *existence* of the 'Tone Scale' implies an element of scientific rigour to Scientology that *Does Not Exist*. It's 'technical', which implies actual 'technology', rather than sheer bias and arbitrariness.
And yet, the 'Tone Scale' is often the last bit of 'Scientology Tech' to be abandoned by escaping Scientologists Which may give you some indication of how important it is to the MindFuck itself.
on the PTS/SP course students recite the tone scale while staring at a damn wall until they know it backwards and forwards verbatim. It's stain is damn near permanent and it is very mentally damaging.
After this indoctrination a scilon will forever after constantly judge and label people. Classify them. People are no longer human beings to the scilons but things to be emotionally manipulated, handled, shunned or disposed of without sorrow.