Reward and Consent
Blogging for ethical uses of Applied Behavior Analysis with no coercion or commandment of anyone, especially autistics and others with disabilities, and for positive reinforcement of people with more power who do the right thing, a constructive version of what B.F. Skinner called "counter-control."
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The neurodiversity (Wikipedia) movement, spearheaded by autistic adult advocates and some parents of autistics, prefers to call so-called "normal" healthy adults "neurotypical" (Wikipedia). These are people with neurological structures which lead to more typical behaviors, which the average person commonly judges as less problematic and more acceptable or tolerable.Leaders in the autism community would say, for example, that as long as it causes no physical harm to the autistic […]
Dear family and friends,Today is Easter. It's the day we gave flowers to Mom. I begin this letter talking about some philosophy of science and then some philosophy of religion, which help me conclude something about her afterlife. I hope it's understandable to anyone who can take an undergraduate course in philosophy. If not, it is written in error. Philosophy of ScienceKarl Popper, a much-read philosopher of science from the twentieth century, advanced the notion of falsifiability. A theory is […]
Image SourceA new Gallop poll shows a dwindling count of young Democrats "during the Obama administration." It looks like they've figured out Barack Obama's rallying cry "yes we can (but I won't)" was a big con of the entire USA electorate during his youth-enhanced victories. These youngsters are very wise for their age.What promises has he fulfilled? Ask the young Dream Act immigrants if the "deporter-in-chief" has fulfilled his immigration reform promises. Ask the innocent dead Pakistani […]
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