Quotes by B. F. Skinner

Burrhus Frederic Skinner, commonly known as B. F.

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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.

Failures, New Beginning, Motivation
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The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

Artificial Intelligence
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A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment.

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The ideal of behaviorism is to eliminate coercion: to apply controls by changing the environment in such a way as to reinforce the kind of behavior that benefits everyone.

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When you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it.

Learning, Curiosity
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