Taking the High Ground

[From Bruce Gregory (990811.1027 EDT)]

One obvious problem with PCT is that everyone understands the words
"perceptual", "control", and "theory". We need a name that nobody thinks
they understand. I nominate the study of "Input Stabilization
Mechanisms". We model human behavior using ISM. No control. No
self-regulation. No perceptions. Just good old ISM.

Bruce Gregory

[From Bill Powers (990811.0920 MDT)]

Bruce Gregory (990811.1027 EDT)--

One obvious problem with PCT is that everyone understands the words
"perceptual", "control", and "theory". We need a name that nobody thinks
they understand. I nominate the study of "Input Stabilization
Mechanisms". We model human behavior using ISM. No control. No
self-regulation. No perceptions. Just good old ISM.

Aside from Bill Curry's inspired comment, I like it. Of course if anyone
thought we were promoting an ideology, they could accuse us of ismism.

Best,

Bill P.