Typo?

[From Rick Marken (951121.1130)]

Bruce Abbott (951121.1110 EST)--

If reinforcement theorists failed to achieve results comparable to Newton's,
it was not because they failed to adopt his approach.

        ^^^
This is a typo, right?

Rick

[From Bruce Abbott (951121.1520 EST)]

Rick Marken (951121.1130)--

Bruce Abbott (951121.1110 EST)

If reinforcement theorists failed to achieve results comparable to Newton's,
it was not because they failed to adopt his approach.

       ^^^
This is a typo, right?

No, it is the conclusion that follows logically from the argument. I have
drawn a clear parallel between the way Newton approached his problem and the
way the reinforcement theorists approached theirs. Both inferred an
empirical relationship and used that relationship as the foundation on which
their explanatory structures were built. I take it that you would argue for
the contrary conclusion:

  If reinforcement theorists failed to achieve results comparable to Newton's,
  it was because they failed to adopt his approach.

It ought to be an interesting argument; I'm looking forward to hearing it.
The "floor" is yours. In what way or ways did reinforcement theorists fail
to adopt Newton's approach?

Regards,

Bruce