A friend of mine at work brought this story to my attention, which is ironic because I was over at Can You See the Sunset and Eric wrote about music and his soon-to-be-born daughter seemingly responding to his singing to her.
The story states that four newborns in a Slovak hospital are listening to classical music as part of an experiment to see if it helps reduce stress and stay healthy. It says most of the babies lie quietly or fall asleep when tuned in. Well, duh. Clearly, they’d be better off listening to Sufjan.
Regardless, I can’t decide if I’m disturbed or amazed by this. As my friend pointed out: “You know they’re really programming killing machines that don’t feel pain.”