B. F. Skinner
Harvard University
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been regarded as a contradiction in terms. Living organisms were distinguished by the fact that they were spontaneous and unpredictable. If you saw something move without being obviously pushed or pulled, you could be pretty sure it was alive. This was so much the case that mechanical imitations of living things?singing birds which flapped their wings, figures on a clock tolling a bell?had an awful fascination which, in the age of electronic brains and automation, we cannot re capture or fully u...
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#1B. F. Skinner (Harvard University)H-Index: 69
Certain basic assumptions, essential to any scientific activity, are sometimes called theories. That nature is orderly rather than capricious is an example. Certain statements are also theories simply to the extent that they are not yet facts. A scientist may guess at the result of an experiment before the experiment is carried out. The prediction and the later statement of result may be composed of the same terms in the same syntactic arrangement, the difference being in the degree of confidenc...
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#1B. F. Skinner (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 69
A free-wheeling clutch sprag which is given a smooth and gradual sprag angle variation in the minimum sprag height range by giving at least one of the sprag surfaces which contacts a race the form of an involute cylinder.
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