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.

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

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Every decision made by President Joe Biden has ended in "disaster," Bill O'Reilly told Glenn Beck.

O'Reilly joined the radio program to explain why he thinks there's only one "mechanism" Americans can use stop the Biden administration's mess.

"Give me one thing that [Biden] has done, just one, that's improved this nation. Everything that he has been involved with is a disaster. Everything from the COVID mandates, to the energy policies, to the economic policies, to the inflation, to Afghanistan, to the collapsing southern border, to the social woke business, to the denial of due process. Right across-the-board, there isn't anything this man has done, or stood for, that's improved America," O'Reilly said.

"But there is no mechanism to do anything about it until a year from this November: the midterm elections. That's the only mechanism that we have, under the Constitution. We elected this guy and he's there for four years. You neutralize him next November [2022], with the Republicans taking back the House and Senate, then he's done. [He] can't do anymore damage because you've got him in a hole. And he's not going to be proactive with executive orders. He's just going to stay there in his jammies for two more years. OK? So that's the only mechanism."

O'Reilly also tore into the corporate media for using its power to defend Gen. Mark Milley after news of his China calls broke. Is there any deterrence in American society anymore to keep our leaders and media in check?

"What does this say to the United States of America when you have two of the most powerful information agencies in the world — NBC, Comcast, and AT&T, CNN — actively deceiving you?" O'Reilly said. "They know what they're doing. And yet there is absolutely no way for anyone to hold them accountable other than not watching them, which has, of course, happened. You know they have no audience. But just the corruption level of the information flow to the American people is at an all-time high. We have never had a worse media in the history of this republic."

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