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What We Can Learn from Babies (video)

Alison Gopnik, a famed developmental psychologist, talks about what she calls The Philosophical Baby, children’s consciousness, and their ideas of love and morality. She thinks “there is good reason to believe that babies are actually smarter, more thoughtful, and even more conscious than adults.” What do you think?

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10:12AM PDT on Sep 24, 2012

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12:44AM PDT on May 28, 2012

Thanks for the article.

1:53PM PST on Feb 19, 2012

I have always thought this of young children, and frequently suggest to scholars and parents that children are in fact very patient with us adults! I am glad to see at least one other scholar who understands something of children's insights. To any who are reading this, remember back to when you decided what was important in life, and what your parents were like? You were young, and those are foundations to who you are today and what you beieve in - children are very serious thinkers and have quite mature emotions. We confuse this with their size and their vulnerability to harm from those who are much bigger and often sneaky, that is from those who abuse them because they can.

3:05PM PST on Feb 10, 2012

Thanks for the video... :)

2:47PM PST on Feb 7, 2012

thank you!

9:56AM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

Seems like the youngsters I've been around lately are smarter, learn faster are more curious.

1:57AM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

Yes, let's listen and learn from our babies! thanks for sharing!

4:47AM PST on Dec 16, 2010

Thanks for the info.

2:05AM PDT on Oct 5, 2010

cute baby

6:30PM PDT on Sep 22, 2010

Too bad adulthood gets in the way. I love looking in the eyes of children. That's when you see a pure human in most cases. I would like to see studies done on when they are even younger. At this age, they have already been influenced by adults.

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