Originally Posted by why
You're hopelessly stupid, really. You're right, I can't say if being pulled by the hair hurts or not because maybe someone will 'perceive' the pain differently despite the fact that the physics of pulling on a mass of hair won't ever fucking change. Let me rephrase since you're too stupid to comprehend something that isn't entirely laid out for you: when pulling on a mass of hair the pain response is proportional to the force applied at the hair root, so a greater number of hairs will attenuate the force being applied to each hair and cause lessened pain response than would occur for a fewer number of hairs.
The rest of your post was just nonsense. Since I'm apparently feeling charitable with my time today, here's a few quick statements that were sufficiently stupid for me to call you a moron:
Because they're emotionally and intellectually mature (or at least that's implicit in my definition of 'adult'), which is precisely the opposite of the children we're discussing here.
Yes, there is nobody alive over 80 years old. Also, children were only given corporal punishment before the 1930's (after which it ceased worldwide).
Actually, I'm perfectly able to understand the physics behind pulling someones hair. However, that's not what I'm talking about. I am talking about psychology. While the pain impulses may be the same, people can have very different reactions to the same amounts of pain, depending on a multitude of factors.
Just because someone is legally an adult, that does not make them emotionally or intellectually mature. If those are the criteria for being an adult, MANY individuals would fail to qualify.
I obviously know that child beating hasn't stopped in 1930. However, I do want to think that it has been drastically reduced, in both frequency and severity. Also, if a person was an adult in the 30's(which was what I was referring to) that would make them 100 years old. Not many of them around.
Since you thing corporal punishment is good, do you think that today's teachers should be able to use it on children? I mean, they do play an important part in a Child's upbringing.
I am also still waiting on the evidence from you that corporal punishment is a good way to raise a kid, besides "It happened to me and I'm normal".