Archive for January 20th, 2018

Although sometimes questioned, the survival value of art, music, literature, games, and other activities not tied to the serious business of life is clear enough.  A culture must positively reinforce the behavior of those who support it and must avoid creating negative reinforcers from which its members will escape through defection.  A world which has been made beautiful and exciting by artists, composers, writers, and performers is as important for survival as one which satisfies biological needs.
    —    B. F. Skinner
From the “new” (1976) preface to his book / novel:  “Walden Two
On This Day In:
2017 Inauguration Day 2017   [Sometimes, I hate it when I’m right!    —    KMAB]
2016 Or A Pot Of Gold After The Storm
2015 One, Two, Three…
2014 Lend Your Hand
2013 Amnesty, n.
2012 Best Resolv’d
The Clock Is Running
2011 Magic

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