Spanking kills . . . <i>your soul</i>

William Saletan looks at a new study arguing that spanking turns kids into sexual deviants and offers four explanations:

Theories: 1) Corporal punishment creates a psychological "fusion of love and violence." 2) It reduces "concern for the well-being of other people." 3) It teaches poor impulse control. 4) It makes your kids ignore your relationship advice.

He omits 5) It's garbage.

A propos of absolutely nothing, I offer this: