I got into a discussion the other day with a born-again. (Not sure why I bother actually though it is fun to rattle their cages at times.) Went down a not uncommon road about “spare the rod spoil the child” I told her that was not a quote from the Bible, but then I got hit with a line I’d not heard bfore and didn’t have an immediate refute for.
She claimed that God obviously made a child’s buttocks for spanking because such could be painful but have no lasting damage and it was the obvious reason only humans have prominent buttocks. I said I was sure it had to do with humans walking upright. Perhaps a balance issue or perhaps simply a design issue for the hips.
In any case, I’d like to refute it by saying that humans are not teh only animals to spank their children. So do chimps (or any other animals) actually do something that is obviously spanking. I don’t mean a cuff with a paw to the head or anything like that, but obvious to the casual observer as a spanking.