Saturday, March 20, 2010

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Burrhus Frederic Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990) was an American psychologist, author, inventor and poet. He is best known as B. F. Skinner, author of the books Walden Two and Beyond Freedom and Dignity.

"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do." - B. F. Skinner

"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying." - B. F. Skinner

"We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading." - B. F. Skinner

"Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters." - B. F. Skinner

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