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It's never too early to teach your kids about Star Trek! In week 23 fetuses begin to be able to hear. The sounds they hear while in the womb have been shown to calm babies down when they are repeated after they are born. Using this logic, reading to your baby about Star Trek while close to the womb will result in them being comforted by similar readings later on.

Star Trek has a positive message about our species and its future, a rare thing in popular media. Star Trek also teaches kids valuable STEM skills, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) which are excellent primers for rewarding and solid careers later on.

There's really no downside! Start in week 23 and live long and prosper.
StarwarsChick11 months ago
XD I like
love it!
jakobus92 years ago
that's so nerdy, and so awesome
you'll be a very cool dad =D
a little old time, but cool. =D

my dad got me to watch star wars, and I've seen all movie's a few times over since then. resulting in awesome quotes, gifts and discussions (leaving my sisters an mother face palmed)
calebjc (author)  jakobus92 years ago
Thanks everyone for your comments. It's a boy! Public pics here:
jtmax242 years ago
You need to make a video on "How to teach your baby Klingon" LOL. but it's great your talking to the kid, so when are you planning on building the Enterprise NCC 1701?

anyways, great video.
Live Long and Prosper \\//
calebjc (author)  jtmax242 years ago
Get a pillow and woman who will play a long and make one yourself! I'm getting too busy with the kid a few weeks away from due date...
Kokor2 years ago
I never knew Commodore Decker had a child!

While I agree with jxross about the illogic of a human female being in close proximity of a Trekkie, I do agree with the author about the rarity and value of a popular show giving a hopeful future and positive view of science. (Even if that science has air quotes around it).

As a side note I had all those books when I was young, and now miss them terribly.
calebjc (author)  Kokor2 years ago
Ironic, I didn't have those books untill college and a relative gave them to me.

Re: "Science" agreed, the science isn't pure, but it's not as far from reality as one might think.
  • NASA Feature (scroll down) http://www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/star_trek.html
  • The Physics of Star Trek book. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Physics_of_Star_Trek
  • Scientific American article on 2009 Star Trek movie: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=star-trek-movie-science
jxross2 years ago
I call BS and reject the entire premise of this Instructable outright.

There is no way that anyone that fanatical about Star Trek is going to get close enough to an actual living human female to ever find themselves with an unborn child!

calebjc (author)  jxross2 years ago
LOL. It's a bit of a parody on my part for comic affect. I hadn't had that shirt on in years and only rarely say Live Long and Prosper to her belly.

I was inspired by this parody of a PSA using Star Wars along the same lines.
Only problem at 23 weeks the mother is able to hear also and may not want to listen about star trek for the rest of the gestation.
My wife wanted me to read to my daughter when she was still in the oven but my wife was not a big fan of the "Soldiers manual of common tasks book"
You will be policing pine cones for the rest of your life if you don't listen to the Command Sergeant Major of the house.
my wife may think she is the CSM but I am her senior rater!
calebjc (author)  caitlinsdad2 years ago
Yes Ma'am!
calebjc (author)  thematthatter2 years ago
So true. Sometimes I only have time at night to sneak in a quick whisper of "live long and prosper"
bertus52x112 years ago
If this works, it is really scary ! :-)
caitlinsdad2 years ago
Humans are so illogical. A quick Vulcan mind meld would do the trick.