Ludwig Janus, M.D. is a lecturer and psychoanalysis instructor at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute in Heidelberg, Germany. He is past-president of the International Society for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM) and current Co-editor of the International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology. He has published numerous articles and books on prenatal and perinatal psychology and on psychohistory, including The Enduring Effects of Prenatal Life.
On February 9th, the results of one of his studies were reported. His research showed that the unborn child can already feel emotions, such as anger and joy, and that there is a range of sensory input happening at a much earlier stage of development than previously believed.
In his book, The Enduring Effects of Prenatal Experience, he cites research demonstrating that a communications link between the unborn child and other humans is very real, and says that it is possible for parents to establish such a link. Now he goes on to say there is a close connection between mother and child through which the developing fetus “is confronted with a whole range of feelings and sypathises with them.” The unborn baby can be angry, experience fear, and feel joy. He says the fetus has developed a sense of touch by 8 weeks and a sense of taste can be tested as early as 13 weeks (U.S. researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have demonstrated that the fetus will swallow more of the amniotic fluid if it is sweet, rather than bitter.) At 17 weeks, there is a sense of hearing. Ludwig Janus was quoted in a Saxon newspaper saying: “We are experiencing in the womb, sentient beings and capable of receiving sensory stimuli from our environment and process.”
i honestly believe this too :D
If the Big Bang Theory has been “proven,” then hurray for Fr. Georges Lemaître, Catholic priest, who first proposed it and was at first laughed out of the proverbial room for suggesting a theory which left “too much room” for God in creation.
Fr. Lemaître, however, insisted that his theory could neither prove nor disprove the existence of God, because empirical science was not asking that question:
I actually believe in the Big Bang Theory.
God said “Let there be light” and
“As far as I can see, such a theory remains entirely outside any metaphysical or religious question It leaves the materialist free to deny any transcendental Being… For the believer, it removes any attempt at familiarity with God… It is consonant with Isaiah speaking of the hidden God, hidden even in the beginning of the universe.” [x]
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