If you harm a horse do you make him better or worse?””Worse.
God’s creatures who cried themselves to sleep stirred to cry again.
Yes, sir.” I reply instantly. My voice sounds needy – already.
I’m rewarded, uh, I mean punished, with a slap to my backside.
Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to Heaven.
When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.
The most effective alternative process [to punishment] is probably extinction. This takes time but is much more rapid than allowing the response to be forgotten. The technique seems to be relatively free of objectionable by-products....