A central point in Scientology is "the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics." Hubbard took the idea of "greatest good for greatest number" from utilitarianism. He avoided people examining the idea as it is and seeing its many flaws by adding a term he added to redefine it and confuse them. It felt like a new idea because he added the vague term "dynamics" which itself has confusing terms like "theta" in its definition and "theta" has multiple confusing definitions with other Scientology terms in its definition to send a poor Scientology student chasing a word chain endlessly getting confused by contradictions piling up on one another with no resolution in sight. Hubbard featured the idea in his formula for the ethics condition of doubt which is a major factor in Scientology. It is in the Introduction to Scientology Ethics book and on basic courses every Scientology staff member and Sea Org member take early in their training and in several courses public Scientologists take at the beginning of their training as well. It is a cornerstone of Scientology and virtually every Scientologist learns it and is encouraged to apply it. "When one cannot make up one's mind as to an individual, a group, organization or project a condition of Doubt exists. The formula is: Inform oneself honestly of the actual intentions and activities of that individual, group, project or organization brushing aside all bias and rumor. Examine the statistics of the individual, group, project or organization. Decide on the basis of "the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics" whether or not it should be attacked, harmed or suppressed or helped. Evaluate oneself or one's own group, project or organization as to intentions and objectives. Evaluate one's own or one's group, project or organization's statistics. Join or remain in or befriend the one which progresses toward the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics and announce the fact publicly to both sides. Do everything possible to improve the actions and statistics of the person, group, project or organization one has remained in or joined. Suffer on up through the conditions in the new group if one has changed sides, or the conditions of the group one has remained in if wavering from it has lowered one's status. " Ron Hubbard Introduction to Scientology Ethics So, it is used to decide who to help and who to destroy. Not a light matter. But here is the thing - even in the original form it has BEFORE Hubbard plagiarized itit, altered it and repackaged it to be part of Scientology it had flaws so glaring NO ONE has ever been able to make it PRACTICAL. But only looking at the history of it as utilitarianism exposes this gaping flaw. Once you look at that, it is clear that it never was a workable idea, not even a little bit. Here is a short video of about nine minutes in which the idea is explained and to my mind debunked.