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    New New Name and Profile Change Requests [READ THE OP]

    change to AbyormenitePiranha. eien: you need 100 posts sorry
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    What religion or belief system are you?

    Both of you are wrong. Pantheism is the belief that the universe is God. See Baruch Spinoza.
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    Famous people you'd like to meet!

    Stephen Hawking was an asshole. Einstein was also an asshole for abusing his wife but not as big of one as Hawking. Oh well.
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    Why do you argue on the internet?

    I did this once. I explained to him/her that "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" is pseudoepistemology and that a real photograph of a unicorn (extraordinary claim) is just as powerful as a real photo of you eating a burger at McDonalds (ordinary claim). He said "oh yeah, that...
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    Serious On raising children and specifically spanking

    The truth is that humans are animals and that the human brain is just an upscaled primate brain. Operant conditioning works 100% on all animals, and positive punishment is effective if and only if it is an instrument of operant conditioning. So if someone received positive punishment but had...
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    Why do you argue on the internet?

    It's like playing video games but much cheaper. That's why I got into smogon/shoddy/pokemon online to begin with now that I think about it. This whole website serves as an outlet for my desire for free games that aren't crap like bejeweled or minesweeper.
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    Serious On raising children and specifically spanking

    That's because your parents did it whenever you did something they didn't like, so it was arbitrary. They didn't do it according to rules and so didn't make it consistent. Randomly punishing a child will cause it to become mind-damaged.
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    Serious On raising children and specifically spanking

    "Enormous mountain of studies" = popular belief. To quote Einstein, if any of them had any evidence, then only one study would be needed!
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    Serious On raising children and specifically spanking

    In order to demonstrate the "pathological" part, you need: 1. A theory of personality that identifies which types are pathological and which are sane. 2. A map between e.g. gene expression and personality objects (like Dabrowski's positive disintegration). 3. A proof that the inverse image of...
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    Serious On raising children and specifically spanking

    There's no theory of epigenetics and personality. Nobody can construct a map between e.g. gene expression and Dabrowski's positive disintegration. So even if the same epigenetics of trauma are activated while spanking, that might not mean anything. You would also need to prove that trauma causes...
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    Serious On raising children and specifically spanking

    There is no evidence that spanking causes a maladaptive personality. Non-reproducible psychological and sociological studies aren't evidence anymore than doctored photos of La Chupacabra are evidence. Studies have to be real to count as evidence.
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    Serious On raising children and specifically spanking

    Sociological studies are either exercises in statistics or also non-reproducible like psychological studies. Nobody has a theory on how spanking affects gene expression or protein folding--or a model of how gene expression and protein folding causes a maladaptive personality to develop. So...
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    Serious On raising children and specifically spanking

    1. Psychology studies are not reproducible. 2. What do you propose we do? Let children do whatever they want like TCS?
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    Serious On raising children and specifically spanking

    It's not the physical pain that makes corporal punishment feel bad but rather the shame. A child or adolescent could experience the same pain or worse (e.g. breaking a leg) and endure it but the shame from less painful punishment is much harder to process. It could be possible that corporal...
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    Serious On raising children and specifically spanking

    In Singapore they cain children and their IQ is higher than some countries that have banned spanking. Singapore is described as being like Disneyland.
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