(urth) 5HC : Skinner, Turing (fwd)

Andy Robertson andywrobertson at clara.co.uk
Thu Feb 3 16:53:48 PST 2005


> Doesn't behaivour, and epiphenomenon arising from mechanisms
> responsible for behaivour *have* to be enviromentally driven? 
> Anything else would have elements of randomness in it (with respect to
> enivromental concerns; other behaivour driven by things other than
> epiphenomenon or alternative, not enviromentally driven motives might
> make perfect sense in its own scheme, but still at least somewhat
> random from the enviromental point of view.) and so would selected
> against evolutionarily, and by now, non-existent.

This really doesn't mean any thing I can understand. 


How is it we are talking about Wolfe and Skinner without mentioning "The 
Death od Doctor Island", his most obviously anti-Skinnerian story? 

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