Skinner, the Darwin of psychology.But unlike biology, even the common herd consider themselves authorities on behavior.
They choose explanations of behavior in which the soul (also called will and mind) chooses the conscious actions the
body performs; thus their denial of determinism and explanations in which verbal behavior including thoughts are just
one more skill like mathematics. This illusion of mind has kept Skinner from being placed beside Darwin.
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I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and
made them for me. That's what life is.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
Better contraceptives will control population only if people will use them.A nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed.The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned.We need to make vast changes in human behavior.
Beyond Freedom and Dignity (1971)
He emphasized that he had come to Watson through Russell, and he did not read Russell’s sustained
analysis of Watson’s behaviorism (1925) until early in 1928
Bjork, b.f. skinner, a life, p. 61.
in Basic Book series is excellent , the other excellent source is Skinner who wrote an autobiography. I would
start with Bjork.