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Rogers uses a statement he remembers Burris making to argue a new society is necessary.
A lawn mower ... the stupidest machine ever invented—for one of the stupidest of purposes.
With this statement Frazier begins to show he is critical of the world outside of Walden Two. He also emphasizes the conservationist methods of the community.
Frazier boasts even the brightest in Walden Two realize the value of physical labor for a healthy community and to eliminate social stratification.
Frazier is emphasizing the self-sufficiency of the community and the lack of competition, which can lead to desiring material objects.
In a cooperative society there's no jealousy because there's no need for jealousy.
Frazier continues to support his noncompetitive community by claiming the inhabitants of Walden Two do not have undesirable emotions.
Behavior ... has been shaped according to revelations of 'good conduct,' never ... experimental study.
Frazier critiques civilization up to this point and the lack of objectivity in modifying human behavior.
We are only just beginning to understand the power of love ... the weakness of force.
This is Frazier's comparison of Walden Two's emphasis on nonviolence to the teachings of Jesus. He stresses the science of behavior supports the claim.
The grade is an administrative device which does violence to the nature of the developmental process.
Frazier is explaining how grades are a detrimental aspect of school standardization in the outside world.
The majority of people ... want to be free of the responsibility of planning.
Frazier is stressing to Castle how the community at Walden Two emphasizes the day-to-day enjoyment of life without long-term expectations.
As the science of behavioral engineering advances, less and less is left to personal judgment.
This is Frazier's counter to Castle's question of why one person could not simply start up another Walden. Frazier is saying to establish more Waldens, specific training is necessary.
The world is trying to adjust to a new conception of man in relation to men.
Frazier is attempting to explain the world's struggles, which even two world wars could not overcome.
Frazier is countering Castle's notion the world centers on free will. He is saying there are determining forces, paths we are inevitably fated to follow even if their influence is small.
This admission somewhat undercuts Frazier's argument with Burris, who questions Frazier's noncompetitive claim in his behavioral research.
Burris repeats the last few lines from Thoreau's Walden. He has resolved to return to the Walden Two community, so this reference refers to his new beginning, his enlightenment.