Well run behavior mod programs?!?

[From Rick Marken (950626.1025)]

Bruce Abbott (950625.1210 EST)--

Well run behavior mod programs don't offer excuses for the failure of the
manipulations to have their intended effects, they use systematic data
collection to identify the source of the problem and find a way to correct

"Well run behavior mod programs"? This is an oxymoron, isn't it?

Happy 50th, by the way. I think you're old enough, now, to stop apologizing
for reinforcement theory. The theory is scientifically wrong and
humanistically repulsive. Yet many people still believe it and act according
to its tenets -- to the detriment of civilized society.

How about spending the next 50 years making the world a better place; where
everyone takes it for granted that people control, and are not controlled by,
their environment.