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The ABCs of Babies

Posted May 13, 2010 to photo album "The ABCs of Babies"

Babies may be universal, but the way that society and culture has viewed the little darlings has changed through history.

Slide 1: A is For Awesome
Slide 2: B is for Babies
Slide 3: C is for Confusion
Slide 4: D is for Damned
Slide 5: D is for Discipline
Slide 6: F is for Faith
Slide 7: G is for God
Slide 8: I is for Infanticide
Slide 9: J is for Jail
Slide 10: O is for Organism
Slide 11: E is for Environment
Slide 12: M is for Milk
Slide 13: N is for Nursing
Slide 14: P is for Philosophical
Slide 15: R is for Remarkable
Slide 16: S is for Software
Slide 17: V is for Values
Slide 18: W is for Writer
Slide 14: P is for Philosophical

Slide 14: P is for Philosophical

Our understanding of babies underwent a revolution with the publication last year of Alison Gopnik’s The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life.” Gopnik (shown above on The Colbert Report), is a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Writing in the Times of London, she explains that contrary to what we have previously thought, babies are “philosophically significant, fascinating and profound” and that “young children know much more than we ever believed” and that “in some ways children are brighter than adults.”