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Acute stress induced by the preslaughter use of electric prodders causes tougher beef meat.
In his memoir, Hitchens accepts the honor of being associated with such prominent nonbelievers as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, warriors against "the literally lethal challenge" from those of "absolute certainty" and prodders of those "hesitating to defend the society that makes their existence possible.
Whether the approach to critical thinking outlined above (or a similar procedure) can be effectively realized at home without parents morphing into Motherly Martinets or Paternal Prodders is an aspect of the matter worth taking to heart.