Hurting other people in order to observe their reactions to being hurt can be very informative, still a shitty thing to do. Not really sure of the quality of the information elicited either, how generalizable it is. People tend to overemphasize the importance of edge cases. Thinking about something Bourdieu wrote about his ethnographic research in Algeria, about how people become very legalistic when you ask them directly about things like kinship systems, spend a lot of time discussing the tricky parts, stuff that never happens. How things are in practice is quite different.
Hoping I'm wrong about some things that are worrying me, probably not, unfortunately.
It's painfully cold out, Peretz dissatisfied with his short walk, any longer and his paws would've frozen up, sorry, guy.