New Research: Babies Learn to Recognize Specific Languages in the Womb

The latest research not only shows that babies miraculously begin language learning in the womb, but they can also recognize the specific language being spoken by their parents.

According to a New York Times article, what babies hear before and soon after birth affects how they perceive sounds, giving new meaning to the idea of a “birth language.”

By the way, research also shows that a fetus is a baby. Take that, science deniers.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

STU: The latest research not only shows that they actually are babies, which, you know, I don't know where anyone would disagree with that, outside of Bill Nye's Netflix show, probably. But they are now saying that babies can recognize the specific language being spoken by their parents in the womb. So when they come out, they are more comfortable with their home language.

JEFFY: Home language. Right.

GLENN: So I have a friend. I just met -- we met him. Andrea is from Italy. He moved here at seven years old. He has never spoken English to his son, who is now ten. He only speaks to him in Italian because he wants the Italian to continue, where he said, "My father never spoke." He said, "I am proudly an American. I am not an Italian American. I am an American." He said, "But I don't want the language to die, and I don't want our heritage to die in our family." He said, "So I started that because I spoke to my son -- you know, when he was in the womb, I would speak to him, and I would talk to him in Italian."

And he said, "The first time he, like, really moved like he recognized anything is after he was born. And I spoke to him in Italian." He said, "He -- he recognized the language. He recognized me."

STU: Yeah, they're saying that when -- they're noticing in international adoptees, where a Chinese mother has a baby, talks in Chinese the whole time, then gets adopted by an American family, they're not as comfortable and react differently to the language.

I mean, listen to this sentence. This is at the end of the story. By the way, language lessons start in the womb is the title of it. So, I mean, it's pretty clear. Talk to your baby. Your baby is picking up useful -- picking up useful knowledge.

Learning. Learning about language, even though they're not actually learning words. It's something they really love. They're loving things, as well. The social interaction -- they're interacting of you talking with them. But they're still storing up useful knowledge whenever they hear speech. Think of all the human things I just described in that paragraph.

GLENN: So let me ask you this, we're doing research on this. How come we've never done the research or really concentrate on the research of the fact that babies can feel pain? Because if they're learning --

JEFFY: I mean --

GLENN: -- you know they can feel pain when they are being cut up.

STU: Of course they can. Of course they can.

GLENN: Of course they can.

JEFFY: This is stuff that we inherently know.

GLENN: Why is it -- is that just too horrible of a thought to think of?

STU: Well, I mean, pro-life people want it done. But pro-choice people can't live with themselves if they think that way, so they don't. I mean, how could you live with yourself, if you knew you were cutting up a being that was feeling the pain.

JEFFY: Which is why they fight having the mammograms before the abortion, right?

GLENN: It's why they put the baby in the closet and just let it suffocate.

JEFFY: Yes. Yes.

GLENN: Nobody -- nobody, but Kermit Gosnell could ever live with themselves by snapping the neck of an infant.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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