Out of the Mouth
November 29, 2017 4:55pm CST
I read this a while ago, and it resonated with me so much I shared it with my dad, who went on to use it in one of his sermons. "In the 13th century, King Frederick II conducted an experiment with 50 infants to determine what language they would speak if never permitted to hear the spoken word. So he assigned foster mothers to bathe and nurse the children, but forbade them to comfort, pet, or talk to their charges. The experiment failed because all fifty infants died." I would say in short, spoken or unspoken: words matter.
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Oh my goodness. What a sad story. In my recent fascination with researching serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer - it was sad that his mom seldom held him or interacted with him and didn't allow others to do much with him either as an infant. I wonder if that is part of why he turned into a monster.