|The Inherent Conundrum of Operant Behavior|
|Thoughts, wanderings and questions. Often contradictory, but almost always within the shroud of my world.|
Friday, November 26, 2004
A kind of Blog Chain letter...
This was taken from Mike at Rhetoric and Rhythm :
(A) First, recommend to me:
1. a movie
2. a book
3. a musical artist, song, or album
(B) I want everyone who reads this to ask me three questions, no more, no less. Ask me anything you want.
(C) Then I want you to go to your blog/journal, copy and paste this allowing your friends to ask you anything & say that you stole it from me.
Thursday, November 04, 2004
The previous post (below) is a question that has stayed with me ever since I attempted to read 'The Idiot' by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
In the book, the main character asks that question. I say attempted to read it, because I never was able to finish the book. So I don't know if the question was ever really answered.
When I started the book, I was in my late teens and it was a particularly difficult read for me. I only picked up the book because I had thoroughly enjoyed 'Crime and Punishment'.
The fact that I gave up reading the book is particularly disconcerting for me because I have only had two experiences where I tried to read something (prose) that was beyond me. 'The Idiot' was one, while the other was 'Worlds In Collision', by Immanuel Velikovsky which I tried to read before I made it to those teen years.
I've still got both books though with bookmarks still in them. Just waiting for me to continue where I left off. So maybe one day I'll pass them on to someone else.
About Operant Behavior
Stimulus Response is really about the environment, and how the environment reacts. This envrionment may be as broad as the universe, or as egocentric as a single individual's brain waves.
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