• First attested in the writings of L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology. Apparently coined from observe and Ancient Greek γνῶσις.
  • In common culture since 1970's and especially within internet culture, 'obnosis' has become a contended word that essentially points to the question of who owns knowledge, beit colleges, Scientology, or the individual themselves. This was especially evident during the in the 1990s, where Scientologists post bombed any newsgroup that didn't favor their contended "truth" or in .

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