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Nityananda wrote: Brethren, what do you make of the article that said "Spanking leads to lower IQs" on Yahoo a few nights ago? Sounds like a load of liberal propaganda to me.
Not propaganda, just another fallacious scientific inference by men whose minds are malfunctioning due to Original Sin. Maybe kids having low IQs require more discipline (is IQ a cause or effect?). And the definition of IQ itself is arbitrary, since it is computed based upon arbitrarily chosen criteria (one sort of test problem versus another). Thus this claim, & many like it, is superstitious nonsense.
But this spoils the party for a whole lot of well-funded empirical scientific endeavors, so few will listen; both liberals & conservatives appeal to experimental science when conclusions suit their respective agendas.
I wonder if this also has something to do with the rise of Islam in England. After all, if muslim men are allowed to beat their wives they're not likely to be in favour of anti spanking laws for children.
When this law came out, the conditions were that the child's skin wasn't to be "reddened"..but what if the child`s skin was Black?
It is now suggested that the recent English riots were partly a result of parents being afraid to chastise their ofspring in case of prosecution for "child Abuse" so now England has a generation of louts who laugh at any law. England....what a Pit