This Instructable explains the cave man simple, 3 minute quick recipe for boiling corn on the cob.
Step 2: Shuck the Corn
Step 3: Boil Water in a Large Pot
If you're concerned, do some tests on your own and come to your own conclusions.
Step 4: Boil Corn in Water
Really tender corn that's just been picked only needs to boil for 30 to 60 seconds, just long enough to heat it up.